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Have fun, play golf and make a difference

FERRISBURGH — For over a decade golfers have been setting aside one day every year to play in the Young Life 100 Hole Golf Marathon. Addison County Young Life will host this year’s event at  Basin Harbor on Monday, May 20. Participants can play 100 holes of golf, spend time with friends, maybe tee off with a tennis racket, putt with a pool cue and walk away knowing they have helped make difference in the life of teenagers.
The day starts with a 7 a.m. registration and breakfast on the Pro Shop porch. Each with their own golf cart, golfers are sent out in groups of two to begin ten hours of golf. It’s not for the faint of heart, but there is tremendous satisfaction in being part of this one of a kind golf fundraiser.
There is no fee for participating in the marathon. Golfers agree, however, to raise at least $750 in donations. Young Life will help golfers’ secure personal and corporate sponsors and will even help first time marathon participants by raising the first $250. Young Life awards special prizes to top Golf Marathon fundraisers as an incentive for golfers to go above and beyond their fundraising goals.
As with everything Young Life, the 100 Hole Golf Marathon has high adventure, lots of fun, and great food. The golf is a healthy balance of competitive play and creative entertainment.
There are several opportunities for local businesses interested in sponsoring the event. For more information and to register go to addisoncounty.younglife.org.
Young Life is a worldwide Christian outreach organization for teenagers and has been at work with young people in Addison County for the last twelve years — being available to middle-school and high-school students and providing fun, safe and comfortable gatherings, giving them the right to be heard.
Find more information about Young Life and register for the event at addisoncounty.younglife.org.

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