By Stephanie Malench
Collinsville Charities for Children, founded in 2010, will be holding its 10th Annual Golf Scramble at Arlington Greens Golf Course on June 12.
The golf scramble is the main fundraiser every year to raise money to buy shoes and socks for at least 300 Collinsville Unit 10 students in grades Kindergarten through 4th at Christmas.
Students are bussed to Jack Schmitt Ford and are professionally fitted by employees from Shoe Carnival and taken to the area of the floor by volunteers that has shoes in the correct size.
After the students select shoes, the are given a package of new socks and get their photo taken with Santa Claus.
Collinsville Charities for Children had planned on expanding the program to include students all the way up to 6th grade this year, but will have to see how much money the scramble brings in with the shortened time to make plans due to the COVID-19 crisis.
This year’s event will start with a 9:00 am shotgun start. Lottie’s Cafe will be providing a screwdriver and Bloody Mary bar at the beginning and will be providing box lunches for participants since the clubhouse will be closed.
Participants will also be able to purchase 50/50 tickets and raffle tickets to win a barrel of booze or a sauce pack from Code 3 Spices.
Each foursome can have two carts. Private carts may be requested but there is no guarantee they will be available.
Teams will play a full 18 holes. Registration is limited to 34 teams.
Sponsorship signs from the last 2 years will be displayed as a thank you for support for no charge, but sponsorships will still be accepted.
To register, donate money or a raffle item, or sponsor a hole, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bob at (618)580-6121. Organizers expect slots to fill up quickly since this is this will be the first charity golf scramble in the area to be held since the stay at home order is to be lifted on May 29.