Get ready for the 12th annual Fire Prevention Golf Tournament

Proceeds go toward community fire safety awareness, youth programs

WILLIAMS - Dust off your golf clubs and start practicing your swing, the Williams Volunteer Fire Department is planning their 12th Annual Fire Prevention Golf Tournament. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. June 2 at Elephant Rocks Golf Tournament. The tournament is a four-man scramble format. Proceeds will be used to support various fire prevention programs throughout the Williams community.

Event organizer Jeff Pettit, who has been on the Fire Department for almost 13 years, started the golf tournament.

"It's our only fundraiser," he said. "We use it to purchase home safety devices, but also to donate to Senior Grad Night and youth programs in the community."

This year, the Fire Department hope to purchase more fire related training items that can be used to help keep the public aware of fire dangers. Also, the Fire Department hopes to purchase more home safety devices such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors that will be given out free of chare to local residents that are in need.

"Carbon monoxide detectors run about $50 bucks now and a lot of people can't afford to go out and buy them," Pettit said. That's the biggest help right there."

The cost per four-man team is $280 or $70 per individual player before May 26. After May 26, teams are $320 or $80 for individual players. Sign up fast as there is room for only 28 teams and entry forms are due May 26.

Raffle tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. A hole in one on the 18th hole wins $10,000. Mulligans will be sold prior to the shotgun start. The cost is $2.50 per person or $10 per team.

A steak lunch and award ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall following the tournament. Tournament golfers eat free and non-golfers can eat for $5 per plate.

"We have people out there that have never played golf before," Pettit said. "It's just a fun event, no one takes themselves too seriously."

For more information, contact Jeff Dent at (928) 635-2181 or Jeff Pettit at (928) 607-0869.

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