Swing for Rotary Tournament Time
submitted by Communications Chair Ron Carter
Meet Breane Martinez and Alice Amas. Arguably the busiest women in North Kitsap this time of year, Breane and Alice are leading the Rotary team that is readying the 11th-annual Swing for Rotary Golf Tournament, June 16th, at White Horse Golf Club. They have an endless list of “to do’s” as they coordinate the efforts of more than forty Rotarians to stage the club’s primary fund-raising event of the year.
According to Breane, “last year we had 118 golfers who helped celebrate our tenth anniversary tournament, and it was our best ever.” She and Alice want you to sign up to play. Here’s their sales pitch. “It’s the best deal around. It’s a Friday afternoon/evening event, so players are able to roll into their weekend about noon on Friday. When they check in, golfers will be given a goodie bag full of good stuff like Borrowed Kitchen Bakery ‘yummies,’ CB’s Nuts, and a high-quality golf shirt. Next they’ll be given a boxed lunch prepared by one of the best kitchen crews in North Kitsap, the White Horse folks. Then it’s on to the silent auction tables to view the dozens of great auction items and wine cooler raffle. All golfers and dinner guests will be able to place their bids on their personal cell phones through Text2Bid (bid activity and items on your ‘watch list’ will be instantly available on your cell phone). Then, a warm-up on the range, a chance to win in the putting contest, 18-holes of golf at beautiful White Horse, and a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one. Finally, awards and short and sweet live auction in the White Horse banquet room . Out of there by 8:00 p.m. All for only $150. Dinner tickets are available for $35 on our website or at the door.” To recap: goodie bag, box lunch, silent auction, golf, dinner and live auction. $150. (Author’s note: I played in this last year for the first time. It is truly a first-class event and a very good value. Whether you see this as a good deal or simply a community donation - or both - it is well worth your time and treasure. To sign up individually or to sign up a foursome, go to: www.knkrotarygolf.net.
“We would like to thank our generous sponsors, too,” according to Alice. “We wouldn’t be able to do this without them.” They include The Point Casino (Hole-in-One Contest), Kitsap Physical Therapy (Putting Contest), Les Schwab Poulsbo (Dinner), The Turk’s Apprentice (Text2Bid), and Beverage Cart Sponsors Windermere Real Estate West Sound and Windermere Real Estate - Catherine Arlen. Hole sponsors include Cloise and Mike Construction, Kingston CPA, Latitude 48 Group, LYNX Enterprises, Olympic Property Group, Valley Nursery, West Hills Honda, Windermere Real Estate, and North Kitsap Herald. Additional sponsorship opportunities exist. For more information, go to: www.knkrotarygolf.net.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit Kingston North Kitsap Rotary’s causes, including Kingston High School scholarships, Food4Kids in North Kitsap, purchase of an electronic reader-board in Kingston, and Village Green Foundation.
Kingston Rotarians meet Wednesday’s at 11:45 a.m. at Village Green Community Center in Kingston. Guests are always invited. Come join the fun. Get involved.