FROM THE SIGNAL ITEM -
June 17, 1998:
Library Golf Tournament
Library golf benefit plans on course
As time draws near for the First Annual Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Golf Tournament, everything seems to be coming together smoothly.
The event is the brainchild of Doug Dombroski a life trustee at the
library. He was kicking around fund raising ideas with Carnegie
businessman John Nolte when the idea for a golf tournament struck him.
Nolte was later instituted as the library board's treasurer and has been
working with Dombroski, members of the library's board, Advisory Board
the Chartiers Valley Partnership to make the event a success.
The event is scheduled for Monday, June 29, at the Chartiers Country
Club. The shotgun start is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and the awards
dinner complete with prizes and raffles will start at 7 p.m.
While response of golfers is promising, Nolte says he feels the annual
event will continue to grow as years pass.
"The people are given a day of fun," says Nolte. "And it's a write off."
Nolte is trying to target business owners into using the tournament as
way to entertain clients in their own backyard while being able to use a
portion of it as a tax deduction.
Sponsors are still needed for the tournament. An event co-sponsorhip
$1,000; greens sponsorship, $200; tee sponsorship, $200 and prize
sponsorship, $50. A golf for four and with hole sponsorship package runs
$750, while golfing for one and dinner is $175.
For those who don't enjoy "chasing a little ball around," the dinner
only package is $50.
Automobiles have been donated by Woltz and Wind Ford and Batey
in the event a golfer is lucky enough to get a hole in one. Other skill
prizes include a set of clubs, wedges and interestingly enough a bucket
new golf balls.
Each golfer is required to bring three new golf balls to the
At a particular hole, each golfer will be asked to place one ball into a
bucket and the golfer who gets the shortest pin distance wins them.
Anyone interested in playing the tournament or sponsorship at any
is asked to contact the Andrew Carnegie Free Library at 300 Beechwood
Carnegie or by calling 276-3456.