In the previous five years, the Richmond Farm and Lawn golf tournament has raised funds for several athletic projects at Richmond High School. The event will tee off for the sixth year at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 12 at the Shirkey Golf Course, and once again, proceeds will go towards helping several RHS activities.
“Gregg Steele at Richmond Farm and Lawn has done so much for the programs here at Richmond,” Richmond athletic director Jeff Southwick said. “All the businesses have been great in their support for this event. Without their support we couldn’t have raised nearly the amount of money we have in the previous tournaments.”
The first couple of tournaments helped raise money for the completion of the multipurpose building at RHS. Since then, the tournament has provided funds to help make the weight room at Richmond one of the best in the entire Missouri River Valley Conference, in addition to reconditioning the wrestling mats and purchasing an end zone camera to help the Spartan football coaching staff.
Several activities will benefit from this year’s event. Proceeds will go towards a batting cage for the girls’ softball team, warm-ups for girls’ track and help the Band Boosters with purchasing new band uniforms. A new wrestling mat will also be purchased with the help of the Richmond Little League Wrestling program.
“This is a great opportunity for others to see what a beautiful golf course we have, and to help us purchase items for our programs that normally would not be in their budgets,” Southwick added. “This tournament has helped provide our students with some of the best facilities around.”
There are still several openings remaining in the four-person scramble, and the deadline to enter is June 9.
Entry fee is $320 per team which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, a catered lunch from Wabash Barbeque, and prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. There are also some openings for hole sponsors.
Swafford’s Ford Chrysler will also provide a vehicle to the person making a hole-in-one on the par 3, No. 2 hole.
There are also several hole sponsorships available to businesses for $100.
Checks and entries can be sent to Gregg Steele, P.O. Box 287, Richmond, MO 64085.
PHOTO: The Richmond Farm and Lawn golf tournament has helped raise funds for many projects at Richmond High School, including the new weight room which is one of the best in the area. (File photo by Russ Green/The Daily News.)