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Pole Creek Golf Club to host Cozens Cup Golf Tournament on June 13

Early registration is recommended for the Cozens Cup Golf Tournament, set to tee off at Pole Creek Golf Club on Saturday, June 13. A four person scramble format will include a famous Lions Club pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., a 9 a.m. shot-gun start tee off, a Bratwurst lunch after the first nine holes, and an awards ceremony, including snacks and a cash bar, beginning at 2 p.m.

Presented by the Fraser River Valley Lions Club and the title sponsor Grand Park, 100 percent of the proceeds from the $130 per player or $520 per team entry fee, which includes 18 holes with cart, will be distributed to nonprofit organizations and high school scholars in Grand County, a Lions Club tradition.

Download the registration form at http://www.fraservalleylions.org or register at Pole Creek. Golfers may send cash or a check along with the registration form to Fraser River Valley Lions Club, P.O. Box 248, Winter Park 80482. Raffle tickets, mulligans, silent auction items, cash bar and live auction will be available on tournament day by check or cash only. Call 887-2256 with questions.

There will be prizes galore, including a $20,000 Hole-In-One award, flight prizes to top teams, and contest and door prizes. Among the prizes are rounds of golf at Pole Creek, Headwaters, Grand Lake and Grand Elk courses.

To be awarded at a live auction, Grand Park has generously donated a three day getaway for three couples (or six friends) to Canyon Ranch, an exclusive private ranch in southwestern Colorado. Never open to the public, this prize provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a guest at one of the West’s most fabulous gentleman’s ranches.

Open to golfers and tourney visitors alike, a raffle will feature a Karen Vance signed and numbered giclee titled “The End of a Perfect Round,” the perfect painting for a Grand County golf enthusiast.

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Not only will Lions be selling Mulligans and fairway tees, but sponsors will be giving away prizes in competitions such as closest to the pin or longest drive. And don’t neglect the putting contest at the end of the round. Silent auction items include original wood carvings, party sandwich and cookie trays from Subway, Mountain Timber Furnishings’ golf signs, a wine rack with bottles of wine, and much more.

The first Cozens Cup was awarded in 2003 to the team of Joe Rooyakkers, Jason Peterson, Jason Thorton and Sue Nolting. Last year’s winners of the coveted Cozens Cup included the first place men’s team of John Erwin, Scott Brown, Russ Farson and Jim Kennedy. The prevailing ladies were Julie Richards, Lindy Kennedy, Kathy Hunt and Annette Steinauer. The winning team in the 2009 tourney will take home the craved-for cup with their names added to the cup’s history, to be displayed until next year’s event.

Tournament players, volunteers and guests are invited to bid on the Canyon Ranch three-day stay. Near Crawford, Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains’ West Elk Range, the ranch is approximately a four-hour drive from Winter Park through Redstone and Paonia. The breathtaking, secluded 4,000 acre ranch is located in a unique setting on the canyon floor abutting the Gunnison River and the Black Canyon, renowned for river rafting, fly fishing and natural beauty. The executive retreat offers a comfortable three-bedroom adobe home and a separate one-bedroom guest house. Amenities include a patio and grill, full kitchen and bonfire pit. Activities on the ranch range from hiking and horseback riding to four-wheeling, rafting, or just relaxing and swimming in the ponds. Besides being home to the Crawford State Park, Gunnison National Forest, Paonia State Park, West Elk Wilderness, Black Canyon National Park and the Crawford Reservoir, this is ranching country. The great American West awaits the raffle winner.

The Cozens Cup is a fund raising golf tournament. From providing college and trade school scholarships to Grand County students to funding vision exams and glasses for kids, to giving financial support to family oriented, charitable organizations here in Grand County, the Lions Club will thoughtfully spend your entry fee or your sponsoshsip dollars to help folks right here at home. To find out more about sponsoriong a hole or a team, please call 887-2256.

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