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Golf for a good cause

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 | Posted by

Friday at the Windsor Golf Course, a golf tournament will be held to raise funds for the Forestville Youth Park. It is one of few privately-owned nonprofit parks in the Western United States.

The Park was established in 1960 by a group of Forestville residents concerned about the lack of safe places for teens and young adults to spend time. The start-up committee had 17 members. They set their first fund-raising event for Memorial Day Weekend, a chicken bar-b-que and carnival. The BBQ has become a successful and fun annual event.

The park began as 1.5 acres of sheep pasture along Mirabel Road. Today, it boasts a baseball diamond, a soccer field, two dedicated playgrounds, picnic tables, meeting rooms and more. Groups of 25 or more can reserve spaces for parties.

El Molino Little League plays and practices there, as well as West County United Soccer. Sidewalk spaces have been engraved with the names of donors or in memory of loved ones. All donations and money from fund-raisers support the park.

The Windsor Golf Course is a former PGA stop, with two holes ranked among the Ten Most Difficult in the U.S. One hundred percent of donations from this fund-raiser will go to the Youth Park. Even if you’re not a golfer, you can still donate to their cause.

Click here for more information about the park. For information on Friday’s golf tournament, or to sign up, call Denise Wood at 887-1107 or Gwen Trappe at 887-1384.

 

  • http://sbcglobal carson

    What a great cause. However, i play Windsor often…why can’t FountainGrove/Mayacama host something like this? What? the wealthy are too good for us Muni players?

  • http://www.stargolfgames.com Charles

    This is a really great event. I’m hoping that we can convince some of the private clubs here in the Harlboro area to do the same thing. We have some really nice courses that would be perfect hosts for something like this. Can’t wait to see if we can get it going in the new 2013 season.

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