Polio Plus Golf Tourney Saturday


Walk-ups and late registrations will be welcome when the Rotary International Second Annual Polio Plus Golf Tournament tees off at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) on the Payson Golf Course.

"Come enjoy a round of golf, food, fun and prizes as we try to take a difference for Polio Plus," tournament director Dale Gonzalez said.

The tournament format will be a best-ball, four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Awards will be given for longest drives and closest-to-the-pin shots by both men and women.

The entry fee is $75 per player or $45 if a member of the Payson Golf Course.

Checks should be made out to the Rotary Club of Payson Foundation.

Call Gonzalez at (928) 474-3235 for more information.

Devils might return

Arizona State University football officials have contacted Payson Parks and Recreation Director Bill Schwind about the possibility of using the Rumsey Park south multipurpose field for an alternate practice site to Camp Tontozona.

Last year, torrential downpours forced the Sun Devils to abandon its school retreat east of Payson near Kohl's Ranch in favor of Rumsey Park.

Most of the preseason practices were held at Rumsey but rains subsided enough for the traditional camp-ending scrimmage to be held at Tontozona.

Apparently, coach Dirk Koetter is anticipating monsoon rains could again force the Devils to abandon Tontozona in favor of Rumsey Park. The Devils are slated to be at Camp Tontozona, or Rumsey if needed, Aug. 11 to 20.

Haught Classic needs sponsors

The Gracie Haught Classic high school fast-pitch softball tournament is seeking corporate sponsors.

The inaugural tournament, which will draw class 3A and 4A teams from around the state to Payson, will be played March 18-19, 2005 on Lady Longhorn diamond.

Call Charlene Hunt at (928) 978-3221 or (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information.

Amon says thanks

Teenage rodeo cowboy Jason Amon wants to give a heartfelt thank you all the sponsors who made it possible for him to win the state high school championships in both saddle bronc and bareback events. "I'm thankful I will be carrying the support of my sponsors to the National High School Rodeo (July 19 to 25 in Gillette, Wyo.)," Amon said.

His sponsors include Payson Concrete and Materials, Bison Construction, Amon Builders and Iron Horse Signs.

Amon promises to represent the sponsors and the community to the best of his abilities in the high school championships.

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