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The Hallsville ISD Education Foundation’s 19th annual Golf Tournament “Fore the Kids” is on, rain or shine, for Monday.

HALLSVILLE — It’s time to pack up those tees for the 19th annual Hallsville ISD Education Foundations’ Golf Tournament “Fore the Kids” fundraiser event.

The annual tournament, which benefits the organization’s grants to teachers program and dual credit scholarships, is set to tee off Monday morning, come rain or shine, Foundation Executive Director Beth Godsey said Tuesday.

The 18-hole, four-person per team scramble is set for 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday 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 $750,000 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 as part of the cost.

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.

Those wishing to fill out a pre-registration form may do so at www.hisdfoundation.org/annual-golf-tournament.html or by calling 903-668-5990, ext. 11435.

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

Recently, the Hallsville ISD Education Foundation’s Purple Pride Patrol handed out $8,500 in grants to 11 Hallsville ISD teachers.

“Putting kids first has always been our goal. This past year has been incredibly challenging and awash with losses, but also full of unexpected blessings,” Godsey said. “Over the past 19 years, we have helped students achieve lasting success and strengthened the Hallsville community. Our grants to teachers program has allowed our teachers to explore their own creativity and innovation.”

Another of the foundation’s annual fundraiser events is returning this year. The 11th annual “Get Rowdy, Get Loud,” presented by Richard and Amy Traweek and Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is set for 6 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 18 at the Pinecrest Country Club.

Live DJ Brandon Michael and live music by Heather Linn and the Deacons will be featured, as well as silent auction to benefit the foundation’s grants to teachers program. The event, themed “Uptown,” this year, is still accepting sponsorships by calling 903-736-4107. Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://bidpal.net/getrowdy2021

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

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