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Teams sought for golf tournament to help Cass County youth

A four-person scramble golf tournament to raise money for Cass County youth exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair will be held Sunday, June 12, at the Black Bear Golf Course south of Backus.

A four-person scramble golf tournament to raise money for Cass County youth exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair will be held Sunday, June 12, at the Black Bear Golf Course south of Backus.

The tournament is open to 22 teams and features a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. 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 youth who will be exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair. Deadline for entries is June 1.

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, cash and other prizes will follow the tournament at a reception and complimentary lunch for players and sponsors at the Backus American Legion.

Entry forms for the Friends of Youth Benefit Golf Tournament 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. 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. Donations are welcome as well. Teams and sponsors should make checks payable to the Friends of Youth Scholarship Fund.

The Backus American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a breakfast that day from 7:30-11:30 a.m.

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