HALLSVILLE — Hallsville ISD Education Foundation is teeing up for its 17th annual “Fore the Kids” golf tournament which benefits its grants to teachers and dual credit scholarship programs.

The 18-hole, four-person per team scramble is set for June 17, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start for the tournament at 8:30 a.m. at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview.

“The golf tournament allows the foundation to provide dual credit course scholarships and grants to teachers to aide in the goal of providing higher education,” foundation executive director Beth Godsey said previously. “The money from our fundraisers, including the golf tournament, go towards teacher grants, dual credit scholarships and new teachers.”

Since 2002, about $600,000 has been awarded to teachers through grants and scholarships awarded to students from the foundation.

This year’s golf tournament is $100 per player or $400 per four-person team. Door prizes will be awarded during the event and lunch will be served.

Special prizes and awards will be given during the tourney, with prize going to two flights, first place receiving $400 and second place and third places receiving $300 and $200, respectively.

Prizes will also be awarded for different contests including closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt contests.

A $5,000 prize will be awarded for a hole in one and door prizes will be awarded throughout the tourney.

For more information or to sign up, call 903-668-5994 or visit the Foundation’s website at www.hisdfoundation.org.