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PIS mini golf tournament, March 9

(March 6, 2015) The madness of March is back, which means it is time for Play It Safe’s eighth annual mini golf tournament.

Organizers of the March 9 recreational fundraising event are still looking for sponsors and teams to sign up.

The event will take place at Old Pro Golf’s caribbean and pirate themed 136th Street location at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Registration cost is $15 per person or $60 for a team of four. The cost to sponsor a hole is $25.

“Come have a good time and support a great cause,” said organizer Al “Hondo” Handy. “This is an awesome fundraiser for us to raise as much money as we can for the graduates.”

Each team consists of four players who will be competing against other participants for the top combined score throughout the 18 holes. Individuals are welcome and will be placed on a team needing additional players.

Last year, 18 teams participated and the goal this year is to have the same amount. As of Monday, about half that number signed up, Handy said.

“It’s a good time to get your local businesses together to participate in a fun event,” Handy said.

In the past, representatives from Elks Lodge, the Bank of Ocean City, local deejays, Atlantic General Hospital, area restaurants and the recreation department have had teams participate in this event.

The top teams will receive rounds of golf from local courses and gift certificates.

Golfers will have the chance to “beat the pro” during this year’s competition. Local pro golfers such as Scott Dailey will stop by and shoot on a hole. If participants beat the pro, they will win a prize.

In addition, light refreshments will be available.

Organizers are asking participants to sign up “the sooner the better” in order to have everything running smoothly on tournament day. Registration forms can be found on Play It Safe’s website, www.playitsafeoceancity.com or picked up at Northside Park on 125th Street.

For more information, call Handy at 410-250-0125.

Play It Safe sponsors about 60 free events during June for high school graduates who choose to celebrate their graduation in Ocean City.

The organizations mission is to create a safe environment for graduates by encouraging them to make good choices and to have responsible fun without the use of alcohol or other drugs.

The committee has successfully carried out its mission in partnership with the Town of Ocean City and the Worcester County Health Department for 25 years.

Approximately 10,000 graduates attend the free events every year where they can win T-Shirts, gift certificates, beach supplies, coupons for food and other prizes. This is made possible by merchants, businesses, community and civic organizations as well as the Town of Ocean City.

Funds raised during the mini golf tournament on March 9 will help defray costs of Play It Safe events.

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