Tourney Will Benefit School Campuses

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If Russ Youngcourt and Dan Dillon have their way, Payson public school campuses could soon become more eye appealing.

That's because, the two are spearheading the Third Annual School Beautification Golf Tournament, which is held annually to raise funds to improve school campuses.

"The tournament, along with other fund-raising efforts in the community, has made a large impact on our schools in the short three-year history," Dillon said.

Most recently, the organization purchased the lighted information sign located between Rim Country Middle and Payson High Schools near the bus barn.

Also, the school beautification committee has funded several landscaping improvements at five PUSD schools.

Next on the committee's agenda is to upgrade the high school concession stand.

When those improvements are made, they "will benefit a number of organizations in their efforts to raise money through the sale of food and beverages at events held there," Dillon said.

This year's tournament will tee off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., Sept. 22 at Payson Golf Course

Among the highlights of the tournaments will be the four hole-in-one prizes, one of which is $10,000 for anyone who swats an ace on par 3 No. 2.

With that large sum of prize money on the line, the tournament could draw Tony McDaniel who last year, at the Department of Public Safety Christmas for Kids golf tournament, stroked a hole-in-one on the 142 yard, No. 5.

Prior to tee time, a light breakfast will be served, mulligans may be purchased and a 50/50 drawing held.

Dillon promises that the post-tournament meal served by Macky's Grill "will be the best lunch a tournament ever saw."

Current the committee is accepting hole sponsorship for $75 a hole, as well as raffle prizes and items for the silent auction.

The tournament entry fee is $75 per person.

"Every penny will go towards school beautification," Dillon said.

Call Dillon at (928) 978-1007 or Youngcourt at (928) 472-8208 for more information.

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