Salvation Army Hosts Sixth Annual Red Kettle Golf Classic | Sports

FULTON – The Salvation Army of Oswego County continues the tradition of providing service to people throughout the county. The Corps is hosting its sixth annual Red Kettle Classic golf tournament on Saturday, June 18 at Battle Island State Park Golf Course, 2150 State Route 48, Fulton.

Golfers from across Oswego County and beyond are invited to register four-person captain and crew teams for a day of fun and camaraderie that will help neighbors in need.

The tournament is scheduled for an 8 a.m. kickoff.

Registration fees include 18 holes of golf, use of a cart, snack and lunch. Dixon Golf will be on hand to run the par 3 and par 5 competitions. Prizes will be awarded, raffles and a silent auction will be available, and there will be games such as longest drive, closest to the pin, a putt contest, a putt string, mulligans and a game of skins.

For more information or to register a team, contact Salvation Army Maj. Heather Odom at 315-343-6491.

Electronic copies of a brochure, including the entry form, may be requested from the major at [email protected] Registration must be received by June 1 at The Salvation Army of Oswego County, PO Box 146, Oswego, NY 13126.

Major sponsorships and opportunities for companies or individuals to sponsor holes are available. Sponsor names will be publicly displayed with on-course signs and promoted on the day of the event.

The Oswego Corps, responding to ever-increasing needs, provides Fulton and Oswego with freshly cooked meals five days a week, groceries from its food pantries, winter clothing and many other services to people and families in need throughout Oswego County.

In February, the Corps provided 269 soup kitchen meals in Oswego and 223 in Fulton. It provided 41 Fulton households with groceries for 738 meals and 29 Oswego households with groceries for 540 meals. She also distributed more than 200 breads and pastries.

Fourteen families obtained low-cost food from the Central New York Food Bank through the Salvation Army in Oswego.

The Corps runs a Bridging the Gap program that teaches life skills and gives young people who have made bad decisions a second chance.

The Salvation Army depends on voluntary contributions as well as income from projects such as the Golf Tournament and Guest Chef Dinners to raise the funds that support its services to those in need throughout Oswego County.