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GHS to hold golf tourney fundraiser June 3

GHS head football coach Josh McLendon is encouraging Butler County’s best golfers to participate in the school’s four-person scramble tournament at Cambrian Ridge on June 3.

GHS head football coach Josh McLendon is encouraging Butler County’s best golfers to participate in the school’s four-person scramble tournament at Cambrian Ridge on June 3.

Greenville High School head football coach Josh McLendon is taking an old page from his fundraising playbook with the school’s first golf tournament fundraiser, slated for June 3.

McLendon said that the tournament’s main purpose is to raise money for Greenville High School’s football program, and the funds raised will go toward pre-game meals, post-game meals and a litany of other uses throughout the 2015 school year.

“We hope to provide these young men with things that we don’t have to ask them to pay out of pocket,” McLendon said.

“Spirit packs, possible jerseys, things that we don’t ask these kids to pay for that maybe other programs might.  And we hope to be able to provide for them by raising money.”

The tournament will be similar in purpose and structure to the tournament McKenzie School held last year.

The four-person scramble will be held at Cambrian Ridge with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and registration will be open until the day of the tournament.

McLendon, who is an avid golfer, shares a number of friends with the same passion for the game.  He thought that there was no better way to raise funds than to provide an afternoon of fun for Butler County’s golfers by taking advantage of one of the best local resources—namely, the gem in the rough that is Cambrian Ridge.

“Cambrian Ridge is a great place, and it’s been a great place for this area for a long time,” McLendon said.

“We’re very lucky to have that in the area, and to be able to host a tournament like we’re trying to do.”

McLendon added that he’s aiming to duplicate the success that McKenzie School enjoyed last year during their inaugural golf tournament fundraiser.

“We’re hoping to raise enough money to help take care of us through the year, and we appreciate everyone’s support and everybody’s help,” he said.

“We’ve already gotten a lot of hole sponsors and a lot of help from the community already.  Anybody that wants to come and play at the last minute or sign up can contact me and do anything that they need to do, and we will be more than happy to accommodate them.”

For more information, contact McLendon at 334-382-2608.