The 31st annual golf outing to benefit the Spoon River Collee Foundation will be held on Friday, August 9, at Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills Country Club in rural Cuba. Lunch will be at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start set for noon.

“I am honored to be trusted with this event and beyond impressed with the enthusiasm the community has for our golf outing,” said Dusty Berg, director of the SRC Foundation. “It’s wonderful to have an event that is not only a lot of fun but at the same time also raises funds to help students succeed in bettering their lives.”

The golf outing committee is currently seeking individual and business sponsors, as well as golf teams to join in the outing. Sponsorship levels start at $100 and go up to $1,000. Depending on the level, sponsors may receive free entry for one or more golfers, publicity for their business in event materials, onsite promotion of their business or organization at the event, and mention in local media.

The cost is $75 per golfer or $300 for a team of four, and best-ball/scramble format will be followed. The fee includes lunch, golf, cart, an SRC-themed gift, and the chance to compete to be the outing’s top team, as well as the opportunity to win prizes throughout the day on every hole.

Over the years, the SRC Foundation Golf Outing has helped to provide hardship grants, scholarships, facilities upgrades, support to extracurricular programs, and much more.

“When someone comes to Spoon River College, they are trying to build a better future for themselves and their families. When someone chooses to put forth that effort to better their lives, we want to do what we can to remove barriers between the student and success. That’s what the SRC Foundation is all about. That’s what the golf outing is all about.”

The mission of the SRC Foundation is to provide excellent educational opportunities at Spoon River College.  The Foundation golf outing is the largest annual fundraising event for the SRC Foundation and is typically one of the best-attended outings of the summer.

“Every dollar raised by the golf outing is a net gain for all parties involved,” Berg said. “SRC is better able to serve students and the community. The students are better able to meet their education goals and improve their quality of life, and the donors get an opportunity to network and help build a skilled workforce for the communities we all love.”

The registration deadline is July 31. Team entry forms and sponsorship commitment forms are available on the Foundation’s  Golf Outing webpage, by calling (309) 649-6395 or emailing emailing Foundation Director Dusty Berg.