Golf Scramble Benefiting Meals on Wheels of Norman – Team Registration Openon
Participants will take a chance at hitting a hole-in-one to win a Rolex watch, sponsored by Brockhaus Jewelry. All proceeds going to help provide meals to the ill, disabled, and elderly clients of Meals on Wheels, a United Way of Norman agency.
Summer McGuire, associate director of Meals on Wheels of Norman said 27 teams have registered to participate in the scramble this year and there is still room for more teams to register. She explains that this year they will also add beverage stations around the course which should be extremely popular with the golfers.
“This is our eighth year to hold the scramble at The Trails. The event grows each year with new participants eager to become involved, support, and learn more about Meals on Wheels of Norman. It’s always so much fun,” said McGuire.
Sports Talk 1400 am will host a live remote from 7 – 9 a.m. at The Trails Golf Club to prepare for the shotgun start of the scramble. McGuire explains that having Bare Property Management and Trails Golf Club, as hosts of the scramble, Meals on Wheels is able to reduce their expenses and serve seniors in need.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to have our scramble at The Trails Golf Club again this year,” said McGuire. “Last year we had so much positive feedback about the
course and hospitality at The Trails, we were are excited the partnership will continue and look forward to an amazing event to raise money for such a needed service in the community.”
The majority of Meals on Wheels’ clients live on fixed incomes or social security alone and with the increase in cost of living, our clients are finding it even more difficult to afford the
minimum price for their meals. Participating as a golfer in the benefit golf scramble is a wonderful way to assist an often overlooked portion of the community while having a great time playing golf.
The golf scramble will also serve host to the Fourteenth Annual Silent Auction presented by Riverwind Casino. Local businesses have been extremely generous in their donations this year, said McGuire.
“Everyone is invited to view our silent auction packages online and place bids, as well,” said McGuire. “Local businesses have contributed great gifts that we’ve put together into 29
Supporters are welcome to place bids early by viewing our packages on the Meals on Wheels web site: www.mealsonwheelsnorman.com. The day of the scramble, the packages will
be available for viewing at The Trails Golf Club, 3200 South Berry Road, Norman.
The auction will end at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22. Meals on Wheels would like to thank the 2019 Scramble Sponsors. Please visit the Meals on Wheels of Norman web site at www.mealonwheelsnorman.com for a complete list of sponsors.
The organization is also in need of volunteers to serve as Hole Watchers and help accommodate the golfers’ needs at the event. Please contact Summer McGuire at (405) 321-7272
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering at the golf scramble or interested in registering your team.
“Our goal is to pack the course this year,” said McGuire, “We’d love to have anyone interested come out and play. It’s always a great time!”
Meals on Wheels of Norman, A United Way of Norman agency, delivers noontime nutritious meals to the ill, disabled, and elderly of the Norman community. Over the past two
years, the organization has seen a significant increase in the number of clients they serve, reaching over 300 clients per day. More than 90 percent of the clients currently receive meals at a subsidized cost. Meals on Wheels pays an average amount of $18,000 per month for food cost alone. Fund-raisers such as benefit golf scramble and Silent Auction assist the organization in allowing clients to receive meals on a sliding fee scale, according to their ability to pay.