Time to Scramble

By Beacon Staff

While the kids study in school, the parents will play. This year sees the inauguration of the first annual Stumptown Scramble—a golf tournament to raise money for Whitefish School District.

The Whitefish PTA hosts the Stumptown Scramble on Monday, Sept. 10. Organizers hope it to be a successful first as an annual golf tournament at back-to-school time. “We’re lucky because Whitefish Lake Golf Club gave us the last of their big tournament slots for this event,” says organizer Lisa Hernandez. “We’re hoping to have it grow into a major fundraiser.”

The PTA aspires to raise funds to pick up where the school district’s general fund falls short. “The funds go straight to things for the kids,” says Hernandez. “They’re for things like field trips, visiting authors and lecturers, and art supplies.” She also adds that some of the funds go toward Teacher Appreciation Week.

The tournament kicks off at noon with a shot gun start and two teams of four starting on each hole. Awards will be given for the longest drive, the closest to pin, putting, and more. Red Barn Ironworks crafted the trophy for the first place team. “It’s a great-looking iron trophy in the shape of our logo,” explains Hernandez.

Entry fees include 18 holes, use of a golf cart, on course snacks and beverages, and an outdoor barbecue. Reservations and sponsorship forms are available at www.stumptownscramble.org. The entry fee is $125 per golfer.

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