Youth Football Throws Golf Tourney Fund-Raiser

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Dale Gonzalez, a father of two athletic sons, knows his children and others in the community wouldn't have the opportunity to play youth football were it not for the Payson Youth Football League.

Understanding that, Gonzalez recently volunteered to serve as secretary of the local organization and director of the Central Arizona Youth Football Association's annual golf tournament.

Payson's youth teams participate in the CAYFA league along with other squads representing small towns around central Arizona. Also since assuming his youth football responsibilities, Gonzalez and co-tournament director Mike Conway, have been busy planning the benefit golf tournament that will be played May 13 at Payson Golf Course.

"I'm told (the golf tournament) is one of the league's biggest fund-raisers," Gonzalez said.

All the profits from the four-person best ball fray will benefit local youth teams.

The money is used mostly to purchase top-grade helmets and pads for the players that help keep the youngsters safe and injury free during practices and games.

The tournament entry fee is $80 per person or $400 per team. The registration fee includes green fees, a cart and food and raffle prizes at a post tournament awards ceremony.

Hole sponsors for $200 and $100 for half hole are also available.

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