While the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled or postponed sporting events for much of the spring and summer, two nonprofit organizations are still planning golf tournaments as fundraisers this summer. 

The YMCA of the Northwoods will host its 20th annual Golf Scramble this Friday, July 17, at Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw. Meanwhile, Trees For Tomorrow will host its annual golf tournament fundraiser Friday, Aug. 28, at the Eagle River Golf Course. 

The Y tournament is a four-person scramble, with check-in at 8 a.m. and a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is $85 per person. The cost includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, goodie bag and lunch on the course. For those who can’t participate, but are looking for more ways to help, there are many opportunities including hole sponsorships and prize donations. All the proceeds go to the Y’s annual support campaign.

For more information or to register for the YMCA Golf Scramble, call (715) 362-9622 or visit ymcaofthenorthwoods.org for more details.

The Trees For Tomorrow golf tournament is a four-person scramble in Eagle River, with check-in at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Entrance fees are $150 per player (preregistration required) and include continental breakfast, lunch, greens fees, cart fees and a commemorative shirt. The SuperPack package includes challenge and game holes including a chance to win $10,000 in the hole-in-one contest, for an additional $55.

“Due to COVID-19, Trees For Tomorrow has had to cancel or dramatically alter our program and events schedule throughout the spring and summer. The funds raised at our annual golf outing will go a long way toward preserving our legacy until schools return again this fall,” said Trees Executive Director Robin Ginner. “We are fortunate that we were able to reschedule and still host this event. We are working with the golf pro, caterers and staff to make sure all precautions are taken to ensure the safety of our participants and staff.”

Last year’s event raised close to $20,000 to ensure educational opportunities for students attending Trees For Tomorrow. The event is held rain or shine.

“At Trees For Tomorrow, we believe very strongly in the power of our youths to be the future stewards of our natural world,” said Ginner. “Providing knowledge to our children is the best way to ensure they will protect the Earth’s resources and use them responsibly. This tournament is a way for participants to have a good time and raise some money for our programs.”

Trees For Tomorrow, founded in 1944, is an accredited nonprofit environmental education center that combines outdoor recreation with natural resources education for over 10,000 students, teachers and adults each year on its Eagle River campus. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

To register an individual or a team, or to become a tournament sponsor or make a donation, visit treesfortomorrow.com. For more information, contact Ginner at (715) 479-6456, ext. 222, or events@treesfortomorrow.com.

Both organizations provide lifelong learning experiences for youths and adults, and the golf tournaments are just one way to support those efforts.