NEWTON — Catawba County Schools Education Foundation will host Swing for Education Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 29 at Catawba Country Club. Deadline to register for the tournament is Oct. 15. The tournament is open to the public.
Money raised from the event will go to fund scholarships and grants that will be awarded to Catawba County School teachers to participate in professional development courses that will improve student success, according to a press release sent out by Catawba County Schools.
The price per individual golfer is $120. Teams of four can also sign up for $120 per golfer. Teams can include both Catawba County Schools employees and non-employees, where prices will vary.
Participants can choose from two different tee times: 8 a.m. or 1 p.m.
The tournament will take place on a teacher workday, and teachers will have the option to participate in the tournament for a 50 percent discount, or they may chose to volunteer at the event.
Sponsors can donate at the level of $500, $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 with varying level of benefits depending on which sponsorship is chosen. Sponsorships at $1,000 or more receive a free foursome entry for the tournament. Deadline for sponsors to sign up is also Oct. 15.
Sponsors currently registered include Corporate Armor, Accu-Rite Services, Recycling Equipment Inc. in Newton and BB&T in Newton. Many of these businesses will have employees participating in the tournament.
There will also be door prizes available as well as a silent auction, according to Stephanie Wilson, marketing for Catawba County Schools.
Those interested can register online at www.ccs-foundation.org or print off a registration form from the website and turn it in with payment at 2285 N Anderson Ave. Newton, NC
Matthew Stover, superintendent of Catawba County Schools, will be attending the tournament, according to Wilson.
Catawba County Schools Education Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to providing scholarships and grants for Catawba County Schools teachers to learn new, engaging, and research-based strategies to continue to improve student success, according to the foundation’s website.
“The Catawba County Schools Education Foundation is helping our students, teachers and schools to be even more competitive, relevant and absolutely best-in-class,” Glenn Barger, chairman of the foundation board, said.
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