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First Annual Rotary International Golf Tournament set for June 15

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The first annual Rotary International Cup Golf Tournament will tee off on Thursday, June 15, with a 1 p.m. shot gun start at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The Elizabethtown Rotary Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament will benefit Bladen County students with scholarships. Tournament registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m.

There will be mulligans, a 50-50 raffle, prizes awards and more. There will be a chance for one lucky golfer to win a car if they make a hole-in-one.

“With the assistance of several Rotarians, I have really enjoyed helping put this golf tournament together. I am fortunate to be part of such a great organization that continues to make a difference in many people’s lives. This fundraiser will benefit three of our local students with generous scholarships. The amount of money we have raised thus far has definitely exceeded my expectations, and the numerous sponsors will definitely be thanked and commended before the tournament starts. I look forward to making this fundraiser an annual Rotary tradition in Elizabethtown,” said Rotarian Michael Leinwand.

He added he would like to thank the team sponsors. They are Melvin’s, who is providing lunch; Giorgio’s Restaurant and Pizza; Farm Bureau; Melton’s Restaurant; First Bank; Bobby Taylor Oil; Roy Allen; Bladen County Schools; Elizabethtown Fire Department; Nissan of Clinton: Win a Car with a Hole-In-One; and Cape Fear Valley – Bladen Healthcare; and Kinlaw Furniture.

Leinwand said additionally, he wanted to thank Melvin’s for providing hamburgers and hot dogs for volunteers and players and Nissan of Clinton for providing an opportunity for one lucky player to win a car if they score a hole-in-one.

Golfers will be treated to lunch before play begins. The cost to enter the tournament is $200 per team and includes cart. For more information visit or call 910-879-1029. For an application, click here.