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Seventh annual PAL Golf Classic aims to raise money for area youth programs

Aug 01, 2018 09:40AM ● By Brian Shaw

Several participants have a good time at the 2017 PAL Golf Tournament. (Photo/Jerry Silva)

By Brian Shaw   |  [email protected]

With so many programs to fund, the South Salt Lake Police Athletics League, or PAL, must find creative ways to raise money to help area kids achieve their goals and reach their dreams, according to Jerry Silva, program director. 

With wrestling now here to stay as another program in the ever-growing stable of activities that PAL provides for kids in the city, the demand for help is at an all-time high. 

Even with sponsors assisting as much and as often as they can, it's often difficult for PAL to make ends meet. That's where the annual PAL golf tournament comes in. 

In its seventh year, the tournament has been a catalyst in helping PAL meet its needs and provide more support for these kids. 

The seventh annual PAL Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, Aug. 24 at the Talons Cove Golf Club in Saratoga Springs. Sponsored by Advance Displays, Salt Lake Valley Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep and PAL, the tournament has several different ways in which you can help.  

First, you can register at the tournament's website or by googling “PAL Golf classic.” There, you'll find many options from which to choose. If you're planning on attending the tournament alone, you can pay $75 per person for a player package—up to a foursome. 

And, if you'd like to help the kids at PAL, you can pay $150 more. If you like to cheat a little bit at golf, well, the tournament has help for you as well at $5 per cheat. If you like to take mulligans, well, PAL's there to help as well, offering you relief from your suffering golf game at $10 per extra stroke. 

For those able to really lend a hand—though any help is greatly appreciated—the tournament offers some great sponsorship packages starting at $1,000 for either the Beverage Cart Sponsorship or Waffle Breakfast Bar Sponsorship—which gives your business a chance to advertise on a banner and sponsor a hole, among other opportunities. 

Packages go all the way up to either a Lunch Sponsorship at $2,500 or even a Title Sponsorship at $5,000, which affords your business to cobble together either one or two complimentary foursomes out on the links—depending on the size of your contribution—along with your company logos and name on all of the aforementioned promotional materials. Other amazing marketing opportunities are listed on the tournament's website

For those businesses on a more limited budget, the tournament also offers a Hole Sponsorship for just $300, which includes some of the amenities listed above. 

All told, it's bound to be a great event for a good cause. All participants will register at the golf course at 7 a.m. A shotgun start will get the tournament underway at 8 a.m. Golfers will then hit the links for the next four hours, wrapping up the morning with lunch at 12:30. 

After lunch is when the real fun will begin at 1 p.m., as an awards ceremony will commence—followed by a raffle giveaway. And of course, if you just can't make it out to the tournament you are more than welcome to donate to PAL at the donation page of the tournament’s website.