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NHS football holds annual golf fundraiser


Photo by Ed Navarro The NHS football team is holding its annual golf tournament, on August 8, to raise money for its upcoming season. The tournament will be held at Addleback Golf Club in Firestone, beginning at 8 a.m. For registration, visit www.facebook.com/cougarstdclub.

The Niwot High School football team is holding its third annual Cougar Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, August 8.

Head Coach Dylan Hollingsworth said all the proceeds from the event go toward the football team. Right now, equipment is the team’s biggest issue and Hollingsworth is “trying to get everything in shape.”

“We use that money for all sorts of things,” Hollingsworth said of the fundraiser. “We had to replace a significant amount of equipment in the last year. I always tell people that football is a very unique sport and it costs us a little over $1,000 to suit up one player. With the growth of the program, we’re talking a lot of money to keep it up to date.”

The golf tournament will take place at the Saddleback Golf Club, located at 8631 Frontier St, Firestone, beginning at 8 a.m.. To register as an individual the cost is $125 and to register a group of four, the cost is $500. The tournament is played in groups of four, so those who sign up individually will be placed in a group.

In addition to entry into the tournament, the registration cost includes unlimited range balls, golf cart fee, an awards lunch buffet, an 18-hole scramble format, two drink tickets redeemable for complimentary non-alcoholic drinks on the course, and gift bags. The deadline to register is Monday, August 1.

This year will be Hollingsworth’s first year at the tournament and he’s looking forward to everything the participants can get, as well as the football team.

“There will be a prize for first and second place finishers,” Hollingsworth explained. “There will be raffle items from businesses in Niwot to go along with it.”

Last year’s tournament raised a significant amount of money and Hollingsworth is hoping to exceed that number this year. “The goal is to surpass last year’s number and start working toward higher goals.”

Another way people can support the football team is by sponsoring a hole. Businesses or individuals have the opportunity to sponsor a hole on the course and get their name out in the community.

“We put a sign on the golf course with their name on it, so they pay a little money to have that,” Hollingsworth said of hole sponsorships. “We’re just looking for different ways for people to help out.”

The golf tournament wraps up the summer season for the football team and catapults them into unofficial practice starting August 9. Hollingsworth said he hopes this event helps kick start the team’s motivation for the upcoming season.

“My hope is that we’re able to tie this in with the community, players, coaches and administration,” Hollingsworth said. “It’s a kickoff to the season.”

To register, visit Facebook.com/cougarstdclub. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Steve Bock at 303-591-5655. For more information or questions about the event, contact Doug Kinnison at 303-915-2032.


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