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Benefit golf tourney, auction set

Benefit golf tourney, auction set

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Combine a golf tournament and an auction and you come up with Community Care of Missoula's second annual Golf Tourney/Auction fund-raiser.

The fund-raiser is set for Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Highlands Golf Club and Shadows Keep Restaurant. The public is welcome to participate. A donation may be charged to get into the auction.

The event will begin with a nine-hole scramble of four-person teams from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Two events will be from 3 to 6 p.m.: an hors d'oeuvres and cocktail party and a silent auction. A million dollar shootout will be held at 4:30 and the live auction from 5 to 6 p.m.

The shootout will be decided by drawing three names from those who buy raffle tickets. They will compete in putting to decide which one gets to try for the million dollar hole-in-one. That's one shot from 150 yards out.

It isn't as hard as it sounds. Patrick J. McCormick, organizer of the Missoula event, said someone down in Texas recently hit his hole-in-one and collected the million dollar prize.

Some of the items up for auction include a one-hour MIG jet ride, a river float trip, art by Monte Dolack and Dudley Dana, a huge Grecian urn and a mountain bike.

The golf tourney is set up as a scramble which, McCormick said, is "particularly welcoming to women and noncompetitive golfers." The tourney features a $25,000 hole-in-one prize and other tee prizes for participants.

Money from the event will go directly to help support Community Care's family and youth programs.

Those programs include the Insight Program, school-based Tobacco Prevention activities, a Middle School Family Awareness Program, Parent Drug Education services and its annual Community Workshops.

Since 1983, Community Care has been dedicated to preventing adolescent substance use by providing education and early intervention programs to Missoula's youth and families. Last year, the agency served more than 6,000 youth and families.

For more information, to make a donation or to register for golf, use Web site, e-mail, fax McCormick at 541-2891 or call him at 549-2890.

The event is sponsored by Shadows Keep and Morgan Stanley.

Reporter Donna Syvertson can be reached at 523-5361 or at

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