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Fundraisers set for Alma club

Two fundraisers to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Alma will be held the weekend of Oct. 19.

All proceeds from a Country Legends benefit concert and and four-ball golf tournament will go to help the Alma club, said Elaina Damante, the newly appointed chief professional officer.

“We would love to see a great turnout at this concert, because it is going to be great,” Damante said.

Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius will perform classic country music Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alma Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $35-$45.

Bill Anderson has released more than 40 studio albums and has reached number 1 on the country charts seven times. Jeannie Seely is a Grand Ole Opry star who is best known for her 1966 Grammy award–winning Country hit, “Don’t Touch Me.”

Jim Ed Brown achieved fame in the 1950s with his two sisters as a member of The Browns and later had a successful solo career including several major duet hits with Helen Cornelius. Today Brown hosts the nationally syndicated Country Greats Radio Show.

“You can have an enjoyable night with your family and know that you are supporting the children,” Damante said.

Others who want to support the club and have fun doing it can join up to play in the 2013 Eagle Crest 4-Ball tournament Oct. 18-20.

A four-ball match consists of two teams of two players competing directly against each other. Each golfer plays his own ball throughout the round. A team’s number of strokes for a given hole is the lowest individual number of strokes of that team’s players on that hole.

In match play, each hole is won by the team whose member has the lowest score on that hole, and that team is awarded a point for the hole. At the end of the match, the team with the most points wins.

A walking practice round will be held Oct. 18, then the real fun begins the next day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided Oct. 19; breakfast and lunch only Oct. 20.

Tee times for both days is 8 a.m., and carts are provided for the actual tournament.

Costs for the event is $450 per two-person team.

Organizers for the event are still looking for hole sponsorships, Damante said. Sponsorships cost $100 per hole and are a “great way to advertise your business,” she said.

For more information on the golf tournament, contact Ryan Nye at (479) 883-0221. Call (479) 632-2070 to contact the Alma club.

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