The first Gleneagle Classic will be held at the Gleneagle Golf Course in Arlington on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The list of participants is filling up quickly but if there are any open spots you can register at the event starting at 8 a.m. The tournament itself will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start with groups of four playing alongside each other throughout the day. There will be an $80 entry fee per player which includes the entry to play, golf cart and lunch, with all proceeds going to support the Gleneagle Community Foundation.
“We were looking at different ways to fundraise and it only made sense to include the golf course since our community is built around it. From the very beginning the golf manager, men’s club and other members supported the idea of the tournament. It just made sense to make an event that encompassed different aspects of the community,” said Gleneagle Community Foundation President George Brain.
Alongside the golf tournament there will also be a long list of raffles, auctions and other fun activities provided by local businesses sponsoring the event. Some of the prizes included are a brand-new car for a Hole-in-One, provided by Dwayne Lane’s Arlington, and a Stay and Play Package at the Angel of the Winds Casino Resort.
“I’ve been very involved with the community for the last few years, and I love to spend time giving back to the people that have been so welcoming since I’ve moved here. It’s a great cause and I don’t know how you could not be excited to invest time in causes that help everyone around you,” said Brain.
The Gleneagle Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2018 with the intent to bring more art to Gleneagle, and the surrounding areas in Arlington. They work with their volunteer community to enact positive change in the area including working with the food bank and other local fundraisers.
As the foundation grows, they are also planning on establishing an annual scholarship for students pursuing secondary education at a college or trade school.
Or if you want to stay up to date on the Gleneagle Community Foundation you can check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The-Gleneagle-Community-Foundation-2193462217410084/.