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KHS fundraiser tees off May 10

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap Humane Society’s upcoming golf tourney, “Fore the Animals,” at Trophy Lake Golf & Casting in Port Orchard is Friday, May 10. Tee time is 1 p.m. It will not be just another golf tournament. The difference: dogs.

KHS tournament participants are encouraged to bring their dogs to ride along in the golf cart or walk alongside them. There will be special rules and regulations (bring your own waste bags) but golfers are encouraged to bring their dogs to honor the late Trophy Lake course dog, Ellie. Trophy Lake Golf & Casting is located at 3900 SW Lake Flora Road, Port Orchard.

“The ‘Fore the Animals’ tournament is a way for Kitsap Humane Society to increase its visibility throughout the county and generate additional funding needed for its overall operating expenses,” said Cary Bozeman, KHS Board member and chair of the event. “KHS has a critical need in 2013 to continue building sustaining funds to support programs such as adoption outreach, vet services and spay/neuter programs.”

Registration is open now for foursomes or individual players. The deadline for registration is, today, May 3. The cost is $110 per player or $400 per foursome – a $40 savings. An additional registration fee of $50 is required for each dog, and each foursome is limited to only one dog.

This is KHS’ first golf tournament, which honors Ellie, Trophy Lake’s course dog mascot who passed away earlier this year. Ellie spent every day on the course, whether she was laying in the sun next the putting green, riding on a golfer’s cart or sitting on “Ellie’s landing” greeting guests as they arrived.

“Ellie was a part of the experience at Trophy Lake for many years,” said General Manager Lance Fong. “It means a lot to the team here as many long-time regulars that Kitsap Humane Society wants to honor Ellie in this way.”

To register for the tournament, visit www.kitsap-humane.org/golftournament.

For more information on the event, contact Rachel Bearbower, special events coordinator, at (360) 692-6977 x1216.

For information on sponsoring the tournament, contact Larry Bleich, director of development at (360) 692-6977 x 1224.

Kitsap Humane Society is a nonprofit charitable organization that has cared for animals in need since 1908. KHS’ vision is that every adoptable companion animal has a home. The staff and volunteers work toward this goal seven days a week through the immediate care and sheltering of thousands of companion animals that are homeless, lost, ill and in need of an advocate.

 

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