For the fifth straight year the All-Star Break Charity Golf Scramble will be held at Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville. The event will be on Tuesday, July 9, and will begin as a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
“It started out as a way to have fun with some friends, but now it’s a way for us to bring the community together to help support our charity and give back to kids who need it. It’s only the fifth year, but it’s grown from just a few of us the first year to over a hundred participants and sponsors,” said Major League Baseball Umpire and Event Organizer Tripp Gibson.
The Golf Scramble will be hosted by local MLB Umpires Tripp Gibson, Mike Muchlinski and Quinn Wolcott. The event is set up to be a four-golfer scramble where all of the proceeds will go to UMPS CARE, the official charity of MLB Umpires since 2006. The charity focuses on giving back to the kids as they organize Build-A-Bear Workshops for children battling deadly illnesses, Big League Baseball experiences for at-risk youth, and gives out college scholarships to deserving young adults who were adopted later in life.
“UMPS CARE is a national charity but we’re trying to shine a light on Seattle Children’s because, being from this area, I know that’s where you want to go when your kid gets sick. Just stepping into that building one time, seeing the look in a kid’s eyes when you bring in gifts and changing their day for just a little amount of time, that’s what’s important. It makes you realize how much a smile can mean in the grand-scheme of things,” said Tripp Gibson.
Last year the event was able to generate over $37,000 with 144 participating golfers, while their goal this year is to eclipse $50,000. Aside from local golfers attending the event, officials from the other three major sports will also be in attendance including the NBA, NFL and NHL.
To participate as a golfer, you can purchase a registration for $150 as a single participant or get three other friends together to play as a foursome for $600. Each person will receive a pass to compete in the scramble, as well as a gift and a lunch provided to you.
Aside from registering as a participant, there are also opportunities for local businesses to contribute as sponsors or for others to give anything they can as a donation.
If you are interested in registering as a participant, sponsor or to just simply give a donation you can find all the information you need at http://umpscare.com/all-star-break-golf-scramble/. If you have any other questions you can contact Jennifer Jopling at 801.599.1706 or Jennifer.jopling@UmpsCare.com.