Teeing up for charity: Humane Society hosts 2019 HSPC Open
By Taylor J. Hale
PORTAGE COUNTY – Ready to hit the green for a good cause? The Humane Society Of Portage County is hosting the 2019 HSPC Open at SentryWorld on July 31. All proceeds from the annual 18-hole golf event will benefit the humane society.
“Any profit we make with events like the golf outing goes towards supporting [our] goals and are greatly appreciated by the animals and staff too,” said Sherri Galle-Teske, executive director of the Humane Society of Portage County.
The shelter is working with Sentry to organize the yearly event. Galle-Teske is thankful for the partnership they have formed with Sentry and other local business sponsors throughout the program’s history.
“Sentry has been very generous in a number of our fundraising projects, and we know they love animals,” Galle-Teske said. “The original golf outing prior to the humane society was called the ‘Kevin P. Ford Golf Outing,’ in his honor, and started approximately 20 years ago. We are proud to carry on the tradition.”
An estimated 140 participants are expected to attend this year’s open, but Galle-Teske noted that weather plays a vital role in crowd size for the outdoor event.
“Every year, we have a different turn-out — dependent on the weather,” she said. “We are keeping our fingers crossed for a beautiful day this year.”
The 18-hole four-person scramble tees off at 10 a.m., with registration opening at 8 a.m. Practice tees, food, hole event games, raffle prizes and more will also be available to golfers.
For more info on the 2019 HSPC Open at SentryWorld, visit https://www.hspcwi.org/