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Grand Lake Casino Charity Golf and Blackjack Tournament Tees Off September 28

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The Grand Lake Casino Charity Golf and Blackjack Tournament drew 84 players last years, raising more than $10,000 for the Turkey Ford School District and other local charitable organizations. This year's 15th annual event takes place Friday, Sept. 28.

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After 18 holes of golf, players in the the Grand Lake Charity Golf and Blackjack Tournament compete in a blackjack tournament at the casino. Prizes are awarded to the top golf finishers and the blackjack tournament will have a $3,000 guaranteed payout. This year's 15th annual event takes place Friday, Sept. 28.

Grand Lake Casino’s annual event has raised more than $165,000 for the Turkey Ford School District, other area schools and local charities.

The 15th annual Grand Lake Casino Charity Golf and Blackjack Tournament tees off Friday, Sept. 28, on the championship golf course at Patricia Island Country Club, in Grove.

Hosted by Grand Lake Casino, this unique tournament offers players the chance to play 18 holes of golf before competing in a blackjack tournament at the casino.

The $500 foursome fee enters the players in both tournaments and includes cart, lunch and door prizes. The entrance fee is $125 for individuals, who will be paired with other players on the day of the tournament.

The Grand Lake Casino Charity Golf and Blackjack Tournament benefits the Turkey Ford School District and other area schools, as well as local charitable organizations.

“We have been hosting this tournament since 2003, and we have been able to raise more than $165,000,” said Grand Lake Casino General Manager Dusty Logan. “All donations from the tournaments have been distributed to Turkey Ford School, along with other local charities, since the tournament’s conception. We have a great partnership with the community, and we especially like to help area students.”

The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. This year’s event will include a new $2,000 Money Added Skins Game with a $100 entry fee per team. If no skins are out, all monies will be donated to Turkey Ford School.

The blackjack tournament will be held at Grand Lake Casino one hour after the last golf team finishes, at approximately 4 p.m.

Lunch will be served on the golf course, and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the casino before and during the blackjack tournament.

Registration for the charity tournament is at 8 a.m.; however, pre-registration is preferred.

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers, as well as closest to the pin, men’s longest drive and women’s longest drive.

The blackjack tournament will have a $3,000 guaranteed payout.

Twelve hands will be dealt during each round of the blackjack tournament. The player with the most money at the end of these rounds will advance to the next round. The final table of six will be guaranteed a cash payout.

The fun at Grand Lake Casino will continue even after the final blackjack hand is dealt. Beginning at 9 p.m., the band Rosy Hips will perform live on the stage at Venue 655.

The golf tournament location is the Patricia Island Country Club, located at 4980 Clubhouse Road, in Grove, while the blackjack tournament will take place in Venue 655, at Grand Lake Casino, 24701 S. 655 Road.

Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities for the Grand Lake Casino Charity Golf and Blackjack Tournament are still available. Sponsorships include a team, logo on the title sponsor banner, entry into the blackjack tournament and a hole sponsor sign.

To pre-register a team, an individual or to be a tournament sponsor, email info@grandlakecasino.com or register the day of the tournament. For more information, call the pro shop at Patricia Island Country Club at (918) 495-5253.

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