Photo courtesy of Hoover Parks and Recreation.
Golfers in the 2015 Hoover Cup.
Golfers will be teeing off to start the third annual Hoover Cup at the Inverness Country Club on Oct. 17 at 9 a.m.
The tournament benefits the Hoover Parks and Recreation Foundation. It raised $10,000 its first year and has since funded numerous projects including the Hoover East Accessible Playground, the Aldridge Gardens Memorial Arbor and a variety of programs and workshops.
“[The Hoover Cup helps] by promoting special projects in the community,” said Dee Nance, superintendent of Parks and Special Events.
Last year, at least 80 golfers took part in the tournament, and it raised more than $7,500. This year, they are looking to raise between $8,000 and $10,000 and are seeking sponsors for the course.
“[The Hoover Cup] brings a lot of people together from the business side, community side, and it helps share the message of the Foundation,” Nance said.
Golfers wanting to compete in this year’s tournament can register for $125. Teams of four cost $500. Registration fees include a continental breakfast, a golf cart, drinks along the course and lunch after the round. In addition to door prizes, there will be awards for closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt and straightest drive.
For more information or to sign up, go to hooveral.gov.