June 19, 2024

PARTY ON, PARROT HEADS

Annual Uri Sellers Memorial Golf Tournament June 8

Annual Uri Sellers Memorial Golf 
Tournament June 8 at Gateway Golf Course in Monroe.

Get ready to “Party with a Purpose” at the Uri Sellers Memorial Golf Tournament. Teeing off at 11 a.m. June 8, the annual fundraiser is going full Margaritaville to have fun in paradise.

“Please come out to Gateway to support the memorial foundation as they continue to award scholarships to PCM students and give back to the local communities,” organizer and Uri’s brother Caleb Sellers said.

The four-person best shot golf outing has two flights, first at 11 a.m. and a second at 3 p.m. There will be a free-will lunch served along with a silent auction, raffle and T-shirt sale. The evening will kick off with a live performance by local musician Lucas Beebe and conclude with a fireworks display.

While the tournament is a great time for friends and family to get together, it has a stronger meaning behind it.

“Within the last year the foundation provided 10 scholarships, five in 2023 and five more in 2024, provided school supplies and backpacks as a part of the PCM Back to School Drive, sponsored a story walk along the Red Rock Prairie Trail through the Monroe Library, donated to the Prairie City Library and donated to PCM Youth Football,” Sellers said. “This is our only fundraiser we have each year, and it’s always great to see how our local communities rally around this one event to make it a success. So many people volunteer, donate, participate and help out each year and that really is the special sauce that makes this all work.”

The golf outing is a follow up to the slow-pitch softball tournament that was held for almost two decades. The tournament continues to give former classmates, teammates and friends a chance to come back and get together all while raising money for a great cause.

“It’s great seeing everyone that you haven’t seen in a while, as we usually have a number of PCM Alumni that travel back specifically for this event each year,” Sellers said. “We wanted to make it special and give back to the PCM community and supporters of the foundation with the live music and fireworks.