Despite the COVID-19 pandemic leading to the cancellation of many sporting events this summer, Trees For Tomorrow is hosting its annual golf tournament fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 28, at the Eagle River Golf Course in Eagle River.

The tournament is a four-person scramble. Tournament day check-in begins at 7 a.m. with 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.”

Corporate, individual and team sponsorship opportunities are available. All sponsors receive recognition in the event program and local newspaper and are encouraged to provide promotional items for the participant gift bags. Other benefits may include the sponsor’s inclusion on Trees’ website and in its social media, their logo on the back of the commemorative shirt and on a sign by the hole or item they’re sponsoring. Top sponsors also receive golf registration for a team of four and their name attached to the event in all promotional materials.

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 youth 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 welcomed and appreciated. Donations are especially important during this pandemic, when fundraising is difficult for the natural resources education center based in Eagle River.

To register an individual, 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 email events@treesfortomorrow.com.