Golf Scramble

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 21, 2007

4-man golf scramble to help Special Olympics

A four-man scramble golf tournament will be hosted next month by the local Knights of Columbus to benefit the area Special Olympics program.

The scramble will be at the Panola Country Club on September 29, beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $250 per team, and the field is limited to the first 36 paid teams.

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The Knights of Columbus volunteer organization is made up of men from St. Mary and St. John Catholic Churches, from Batesville and Sardis, respectively.

The group chose to help the  Special Olympics because one of the Knights, Patrick Harkin, helps with the event. He is an employee of the North Mississippi Regional Center and works with clients at the Quail Run Group Home in Batesville. Quail Run usually has about 20 participants in the Special Olympics, Harkin said.

The area games are open to intellectually disabled residents in Panola, Yalobusha, Lafayette, Tallahatchie, Calhoun and Grenada Counties. Winners advance to the State Games.

“We’d like to have more athletes from Panola County,” Harkin said.

Anyone who is interested can call  him at 654-1906.

For more information about the golf tournament, contact Harkin or Jimmy Griffin at 662-578-0421.