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Entry deadline approaches for benefit golf tournament for Cass 4-H

The entry deadline for the golf tournament to raise money for Cass County 4-H participants exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair is June 15. The four-person team scramble will be June 22 at the Black Bear Golf Course south of Backus with a shotg...

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The entry deadline for the golf tournament to raise money for Cass County 4-H participants exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair is June 15.

The four-person team scramble will be June 22 at the Black Bear Golf Course south of Backus with a shotgun 8 a.m. start.

The tournament is open to 22 teams. Entry fee is $50 a person for non-Black Bear members and $27 for members. All proceeds will go to pay expenses for Cass County 4-Hers who will be exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams and to individuals with closest-to-the-pin drives on par 3 holes and players with the longest putts on holes 9 and 18. Awards will be made following the tournament at a reception and complimentary lunch for players and sponsors at the Backus American Legion.

Entry forms are available at the Backus Corner Store, Black Bear Golf Course, Charlie's up North, Bjerga's Feed Store, Longville Country Club, Hackensack American Legion and Backus American Legion.

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They can also be downloaded from backuslegion.com. Information is available on the website or by calling Leo at 218-947-4083 or 763-442-7850. Entries can be mailed to Leo Elyea at 1868 W. Ox Yoke Road N.W., Backus, MN 56435 or dropped off at the Backus American Legion.

Hole sponsors at a minimum of $50 a hole are also being sought to support the event. Teams and sponsors should make checks payable to the 4-H State Fair Scholarship Fund.

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