Although many fundraising events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Sept. 8 at The Fort Golf Resort, 6002 N. Post Rd., in Lawrence.
“You spread out over several hundred acres, and golf is one of those things you can really do it and not be confined,” chamber President Brad Klopfenstein said. “I think a lot of outings have been canceled, and I think there’s some pent-up demand. Certainly, it’s a nice little fundraiser for the chamber, and the funds go to support our operations and keep the Greater Lawrence Chamber fighting for businesses and promoting the community.”
Registration is at 10 a.m. and tee-off is at 11 a.m. Klopfenstein expects golfers to finish up by 4 p.m. There will be a banquet following the event. There will not be an auction, but there are raffle prizes as well as games on the golf course such as longest drive and closest to the pin.
“If the vendors on the holes want to have special contests, they can do that,” Klopfenstein said.
Foursomes are $650. The event can accommodate up to 36 foursomes.
“We also have an option for people who are not golfers if they want to just come in the afternoon and attend the banquet, and that’s $40,” Klopfenstein said.
The foursome price includes golf for four, lunch and the banquet.
“Hopefully, by September, the weather will be nice and not scorching hot,” Klopfenstein said.
The deadline to register is Sept. 1. For more, visit greaterlawrencechamber.org.