Two fast-approaching golf outings will benefit Trees For Tomorrow and Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, both in Eagle River, and both fundraising events will be held at the Eagle River Golf Course.

Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) will host its 17th annual golf outing fundraiser on Friday, May 31. This event raises funds to support its environmental science educational programs and provide access to these programs for all K-12 students through scholarship funds.

The event will be held at the Eagle River Golf Course. It will include an 18-hole, four-person scramble, challenge and betting holes, raffle, luncheon, awards ceremony and a chance to win $10,000 in the hole-in-one contest. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

“Our golf outing is one of our key fundraising events that we do each year,” TFT Executive Director Robin Ginner said. “Thanks to the generosity of the many people who make it successful, we are able to make a significant difference in educating our youth to make responsible decisions when managing our natural resources for future generations.”

Last year’s event raised more than $15,000 to ensure educational opportunities for students attending TFT. The event is held rain or shine.

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

Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast and lunch, commemorative T-shirt, water, beverage coupon and six challenge hole entries for $150. 

Registration is available online at treesfortomorrow.com/golf-outing-fundraiser/. For more information on the golf tournament, or to sponsor, donate or volunteer for the event, contact Chantel Kuczmarski at (715) 479-6456, ext. 233, or email events@treesfor­tomor­row.com.

The 26th annual Walter E. Olson Memorial Golf Classic will be Sunday, June 9.

The Olson Memorial Library Foundation exits solely for the benefit of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library and this yearly golf outing is the primary fundraising event. The foundation works to meet a 10-year matching challenge grant of $10,000 to assist in paying for shelving and the state-of-the-art furnishings. 

This year, the foundation added sound panels in the library’s Community Room where the art shows, speaking contests, Memory Café, book clubs, speaker series, fix-it sewing assistance, the Aging Well series, family concerts, genealogy 101, and its semiannual book sales are held. 

Golfers gather for an afternoon of golf, slated as an 18-hole, four-person scramble, also enticing golfers with an array of silent auction and raffle prizes. 

Registration forms are available at the library, the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center and the Eagle River Golf Course, or online at olsonlibrary.org. Registrations are due Saturday, June 1.

John Hletko, foundation member and golf classic chairman, can be contacted at (715) 891-0695 for further information. 

So if you enjoy golf and desire to help raise money for local causes, there are two great opportunities to spend the day on the course the next couple of weeks.