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Golf tournament benefits scholarship fund

 

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Hannah Carlson, left, with Mike Evans, right, as she receives her scholarship from the Todd Evans Scholarship Fund at Arlington High School.

The fourth annual Todd Evans Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament is gearing up as registration has opened and sponsors are filing in. The tournament will be held at Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville on Saturday, Aug. 18, starting at 8:30 a.m.

The proceeds from the tournament will go toward several scholarships that will be distributed across Arlington, Marysville and Lakewood high schools.

"It's a lot of work putting it all together, but it's the community that supports us that makes it all possible. We've been doing this for four years now so now we have sponsors that are willing to back us and make this thing even bigger than what it is right now. Hopefully, with some more growth we'll be able to give out even more scholarships to the local schools," said Tournament Coordinator Mike Evans.

On Oct. 24, 2014, Mike Evans lost his brother Todd due to heart complications as well as mental disorders that left him unable to get help. Todd was never diagnosed for his mental health issues until much later in life, 45 years old, and this lack of awareness was a big reason why he was unable to battle the illness. With the memory of Todd, the fund is looking to the future in order to help the current students and emphasize awareness for mental health issues.

The current application for the scholarships consists of several grade point requirements as well as the pursuit of higher education. However, the most important part is that each applicant must submit an essay describing how mental health has affected their lives. Talking about the issue is a big part of the Todd Evans Scholarship and shines a light on mental health that we did not have before.

There will be an estimated 70-100 golfers for the tournament so secure a spot and sign up today. If you sign up before Aug. 4, the entry fee will be $110, which includes the golf cart, tournament shirt and dinner. After Aug. 4, the entry fee will increase to $125.

If you are looking to be a sponsor for the event you can donate $500 as a tournament sponsor or contribute $110 for advertising at a given hole.

Finally, if you can't donate money, you could always donate your time as there will be countless volunteer opportunities before and throughout the tournament.

If you want to find out more information you can visit http://www.toddevansscholarship.com. You can also contact Mike Evans by email at Mike.Evans@toddevansscholarship.com.

 

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