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Golf tournament fund raiser to be held May 18

Want to discover the "fun" in a fund raiser? Participate in the First Annual Birdies, Blues and Barbecue Golf Tournament  to benefit the Averitt Center for the Arts, home of the Emma Kelly Theatre.
    Friday, May 18, the first annual Birdies, Blues and Barbecue Golf Tournament will be held at Forest Heights County Club, said organizer Delia Mobley. "A portion of the proceeds will help provide free arts opportunities for our underprivileged youth and senior citizens"
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and a shotgun start  follows at 9 a.m., she said. The tournament format is a four man scramble.
    Fees are $100 per person or $400 per four man team, and include full participation in the day's events, as well as a free golf shirt for each player, one free raffle ticket, a barbecue lunch and discounted tickets to the Statesboro Blues Concert  May 19  in the Emma Kelly Theater, she said.
     Businesses may display their logo by sponsoring a hole for $125.  "The event is open to the first 88 respondents, so golfers should register as soon as possible to secure their place in this exciting tournament," Mobley said. 
    A raffle and an auction will be held following the event. "This is a tax deductible event golfers will not want to miss out on," she said.
    
 More fun
    The event, sponsored by Statesboro Publishing, precedes a weekend filled with activity in Statesboro.
    " The golf tournament kicks off an exciting weekend for the Averitt Center and the development of a new project in Downtown Statesboro," Mobley said.  "On Saturday, May 19, Celebration South will be holding 'A Smidgen of Fun', a sampling of future events for a new festival in downtown Statesboro."
     Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. that evening and include outdoor concerts, step performing acts, youth activities and visual art demonstrations.  A sampling of barbecue will provided by Statesboro Gas.
     Music enthusiasts will not want to miss out on the blues concert in the Emma Kelly theater beginning at 7:30.  Ross Kelly, son of the late Emma Kelly and his Statesboro Blues Band will be performing.  This event has sold out for three years in a row, Mobley said.
    For more information, contact Stephanie Dittmer at 212-2787, or
Chip or Delia Mobley 764-2486

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