Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Solar Panel in Malawi

Events, Things to Do — By Jess Steinitz on February 28, 2011 at 11:19 pm

On April 20, The Brick Foundation is hosting a golf tournament to raise funds for the installation of a solar panel on a youth center project in Malawi, Africa.

The Brick Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as a liaison between U.S. Peace Corps volunteers abroad and their domestic supporters at home, generating financial and managerial support for volunteers’ community-based projects. The youth center in Malawi is the project of a former Peace Corps volunteer.

The keynote speaker of the event will be Christopher R. Hill, an American diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. Mr. Hill was a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon from 1974 to 1976, and credits his work with the organization for teaching him his first lessons in diplomacy.

The format of the golf tournament is a 4-person scramble. In a scramble, each player tees off on each hole and the best of the tee shots is selected; then, all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. Teams are constructed with an A player, B player, C player, and D player, with those players designated based on handicaps (with the A player as the low-handicapper and the D player as the high-handicapper).

The tournament entry cost of $125 includes lunch, green fee, cart, and range balls, plus entry into a raffle for prizes from local businesses. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available, ranging from $100 for a hole sponsor to $1,500 for the title sponsor.

The tournament will be held at 8 a.m. at the Wellshire Golf Course in south Denver. Entry deadline for the event is Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 5 p.m. (MST). For more information or to register for the tournament, visit The Brick Foundation.

Golf Course

[Photos courtesy of The Brick Foundation and Wikimedia Commons]