The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

May 23, 2013

Sports briefs — Thursday, May 23, 2013


— The Oak Hill Rotary Club will hold its annual golf tournament at the White Oak Country Club on June 8.

The tournament is a fundraiser the club has every year to raise money to help with local and worldwide needs. Local projects include supporting the Red Cross, the Fayette County Toy Fund Christmas party, a dictionary project which gives every third grader in the Fayette County School system a dictionary each year, scholarship programs, and many local non-profit projects in the area.

Worldwide projects include the eradication of polio, South Sudan SA Clean Water Project for the elimination of the Guinea Worm, and a kidney dialysis machine project in Nepal. The list of good things Rotary International is involved with is tremendous, and all is done through fundraisers like this and donations.

To sign up for the golf tournament, call Mike Henning at 304-685-1926.

Teams and hole sponsors are still needed.



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This summer, free golf lessons will once again be offered at Hawks Nest Golf Course near Gauley Bridge.

Children ages 7 to 12 will be taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Children ages 13 to 17 will be taught on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lessons start on June 4 and June 6.

Sign up at the golf course or via phone at 304-632-1361.

Golf equipment and balls will be provided at no cost.

Lessons will be taught by Chuck Goosman.



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The third annual Elsie Pruett Scholarship Golf Tournament and Auction will be held June 6 and 7 at White Oak Country Club.

Elsie Pruett is the wife of former Marshall University head coach Bob Pruett, a Beckley native.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Elsie Pruett Endowment Scholarship fund, providing scholarship for numerous MU student athletes. This event has raised over $50,000 in the past two years.

This year’s event is scheduled to be hosted by Coach Pruett and former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington. Other former Thundering Herd players, as well as current and former NFL players, will be announced.

The event kicks off with dinner on Thursday night. The cost is $50 per person.

There will be a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Photos and autographs will also be available. Dinner will be followed by drawings for door prizes and a live memorabilia auction. Other items include autographed player jerseys, footballs and memorabilia item signed by current and former players.

Tee times for the scramble-style tournament on Friday are 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Cost is $500 per foursome, which includes lunch, refreshments and hole sponsor. Foursomes that register can play three holes with one of the players for an additional $100 per team. Photos and autographs will also be available for $5 per person.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three foursomes in both the morning and afternoon tee times, and multiple chances to win are available on course completions and raffle prizes.

A limited number of tee times and/or dinner seats are available. To make reservations, call 304-763-1487.



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For the fourth summer in a row, C. Adam Toney’s Discount Tires is sponsoring the annual Terri’s Tribute Golf Tournament at Bridge Haven Golf Course in Fayetteville.

The four-person scramble is set for an 8 a.m. shotgun start with registration at 7 a.m. Popular because of the cause, the course, door prizes and lunch, organizers say an afternoon scramble may be added if the morning sells out.

This year’s event will be staged on June 1.

“Golfers pay $50 per person and receive a golf towel, a Chick-Fil-A coupon, a light breakfast, 18 holes of golf, door prizes and a lunch by Pasquale’s, plus their support of a good cause,” said organizer Anthony Treadway.

Hole sponsors are available for $100. There will be a closest-to-pin cash prize and hole-in-one prize of $10,000.

Terri’s Tribute, organized as a memorial to Terri Treadway Massey who lost a four-year battle in 2009, uses the golf tournament as its major fundraiser.

Information about the golf tournament and Terri’s Tribute is available by calling Treadway at 304-640-6996 or emailing treadway78@yahoo.com.

Interested people are also encouraged to ‘friend’ Terri’s Tribute on Facebook.

Donations are accepted at any branch of Fayette County National Bank or via mail at P.O. Box 209, Fayetteville, WV 25840.



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The WVU women’s basketball summer camps will be held June 17-19 (day camp for girls grades K-5 and boys ages 5-6), June 21-23 (team) and June 27-30 (individual camp for girls grades 6-12).

Call 304-293-3508 or email WVUWomensBasketball@mail.wvu.edu for more information or to register.



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The Valley Rocket Golf Tournament is slated for Friday, July 19 at Bridge Haven Golf Course near Fayetteville.

A field of 32 teams will participate in a four-man scramble.

Cost will be $200 per four-person team. Mulligans will cost $5.

To enter your quartet, call Bridge Haven at 304-574-2120.

Tournament organizers are also looking for tee box sponsors. Dezine Line has offered to make the advertising signs for free.

Businesses or individuals who wish to pay $100 to be one of the tee box sponsors is asked to contact April Weese.

Also, local businesses that would like to donate an advertisement on shirts, cups, coozies, gift cards, etc. as gifts should contact Weese.

Lunch will be served between the two rounds.

For further information, contact April Weese at apple1278@yahoo.com or 304-549-8511.



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The Concord University women’s basketball program will host the Lady Lion Instructional Basketball Camp July 14-16.

The camp is under the direction of Concord University head  women’s basketball coach Kenny Osborne, who was the WVIAC Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2012.  For more information about the camps, contact Osborne by phone at 304-384-5344 or e-mail at coachosborne@concord.edu.

The popular instructional camp for girls ages 8-18 costs $200 for residential campers and $170 for commuters, which includes meals.  



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The 24th annual Homer K. Ball Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 14 at Pipestem Resort State Park. Proceeds from the tournament are used to fund scholarships for Concord University students. Through the years, the event has raised more than $200,000 and funded approximately 800 scholarships for Concord students.

Ball, a Lerona, W.Va. native, graduated from Concord in 1948. He served as sheriff of Mercer County, a West Virginia state senator and director of the physical plant at Concord.

Tee time for the captain’s choice tournament is 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start on Pipestem’s 18-hole course. A luncheon will follow in the picnic shelter below the golf course parking lot. The cost is $125 per person, which includes lunch, green fees, cart and tournament souvenirs.

Drawings include a chance to win golf packages, equipment and other prizes.

There will be a special prize for the first hole-in-one. Awards will go to the first and second place winners of the men’s and women’s teams. Longest drive and closest-to-the-pin awards will also be given.

Registration deadline is Monday, June 10. Checks for registration fees may be made payable to Concord University Foundation, Inc. and mailed to P.O. Box 1405, Athens, WV 24712. For additional information, call 304-384-6311.