OSKALOOSA— August 10, the Oskaloosa Indian Booster Club will be hosting their annual golf outing at Oskaloosa Public Golf.
This will be the ninth year for the annual OIBC golf event. This event is one of the main fundraisers the Booster Club does each year.
The playing format this year will be a four-person best ball event, but the front nine will be played in a manner where all holes will be a par three. The back nine will be played as it normally does in best ball play.
Gary Gordon, the current president of the Booster Club, explains what this golf fundraiser is all about.
“Funds are raised by golf entry fees from the four-person best ball format as well as businesses sponsoring golf holes. MCG, as a title sponsor, assists to off-set some of the expenses to make the golf event as profitable as possible,” he said. “Oskaloosa High School student-athletes are at some holes to interact with the golfers, raise awareness of Indian sports, and thank them for their Booster support.”
Gordon said community members should attend the event because it is a fun event for golfers of all skills.
“[It's also] an opportunity to meet some of this year's Oskaloosa Indian student-athletes," he said. "We also have some prizes that will be given out that have been donated by local businesses and OIBC.”
In the past, the golf event usually has 25-35 four-person golf teams, between 100-140 golfers.
“We get a great amount of community support and business involvement at the golf tournament, as well as other Booster events like OIBC memberships, coupon book sales and tailgate events at Indian sporting events,” Gordon said.
The OIBC was established in 2009.
Gordon said, “the mission is to support academics, athletics, and fine arts of both the Oskaloosa middle school and high school with financial support while promoting school spirit and community pride.”
The OIBC supports a variety of Indians activities.
“The strength and conditioning program, rotation of the different sports uniforms purchases," he said, "and equipment used for training or competitions in such things as wrestling, robotics, basketball, football, track and field, after-prom events, dance, soccer, tennis, cheer, volleyball, cross country, swimming, student council, baseball/softball concessions, golf and middle school activities.
Registration forms for the golf outing can be found on OIBC Facebook and twitter pages. It is $300 per team which is a four-person team or $75 per player. Registration is at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and tee off is at 11 a.m. There will be a limited amount of teams, so the golf play is not slow. In that case, people should hurry up and get a team together before it fills up, to support the cause.