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September 26, 2010

Parks and wrecks: Facilities to benefit from novel approach

ANDERSON­ — “100 Holes in One Day” is the billing for a golf marathon next month that aims to sustain and improve city park facilities and programs.

The event at Anderson’s municipal Grandview Golf Course involves golfers who are soliciting sponsors to support them with donations for each of the 100 holes they will golf beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3.

 “Our goal is to hopefully raise $20,000,” Grandview golf pro Tod Windlan  said.

The money raised will not go for park salaries, Superintendent John Gates said, but rather “to sustain better parks and programs for our citizens.”

The tournament already has collected at least $3,000 in contributions from title sponsor Key Bank. Anderson-area Pizza Hut restaurants will be a participating sponsor, Gates said.

Pizza Hut will have fliers pledging 10 percent of purchases to benefit parks through Oct. 8. Fliers will be available at Grandview, distributed to golfers in the tourney and sent to city employees.

Donations also are being collected online, through the city’s website, www.cityofanderson.com. Click on the golf tourney icon and you will see tourney participants and a leader board based on the amount of money they have had pledged to them.

The golf outing is among the creative efforts the parks have employed to help offset budget cuts that have reduced operating revenue by more than  two-thirds in the past two years.

Contact Dave Stafford: 648-4250, dave.stafford@heraldbulletin.com

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