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Ridgerunner football now selling stadium seats

Grove Public Schools athletic director Will Jones has announced that stadium seats for the upcoming 2011 football season are now available.

Those that purchased seats last season can renew their seats until May 1. After that date, all unreserved seats will be open to the public. Until May 1, only seats that were not sold last season are available to the general public.

The cost for stadium seats is $100 per seat and includes all five home games for the 2011 season. To purchase or renew your stadium seat contact the athletic office at 918-786-4832.

Teen Challenge Golf Tournament scheduled

The Second Annual Teen Challenge Golf Tournament will be held at Grove’s Patricia Island Golf Club on Friday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Presented by Great Plains Sleep Specialist, the Tournament will support Teen Challenge, an organization that provides youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive faith-based prevention or solution to drug and alcohol addiction and other life controlling problems.

The entry fee for the tournament is $80 per person or $400 for a four-person team with a hole sponsor. A complimentary lunch from 12:30 – 1 p.m. will be included. Driving range balls are also included and will be available at noon. Hole sponsors without a team are $125. The tournament will be scramble format with a shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams plus there will be randomly drawn team prizes.

For an entry form or for further information, contact Shawn Blankenship at or call 918-435-8206. The deadline for entries is May 6.

American Red Cross to host golf tournament

The American Red Cross will also be hosting a golf tournament at Shangri La on Friday, April 29. Tee time is approximately 1-1:30 p.m.

The entry fee is $400 per team. Corporate sponsorships are $500, which includes a team of four plus a hole sponsorship. Hole sponsorships without a team are $200 each.

An after party and awards ceremony will be held at Road Hog Saloon after the tournament.

Call 918-256-6143 or 918-200-5413 for more information.

12th Annual Fairland Lions Club Golf Tournament

The 12th Annual Dr. Bill Goodman Memorial Golf Tournament will be held by the Fairland Lions Club on Saturday April 16 at Peoria Ridge Golf Course near Miami.

The tournament is a four-person scramble with individual competitive evens and a Pink Lady team competition. The fee of $65 per player includes a cart, lunch, treats, prizes and other amenities.

A $1 million prize for a hole-in-one at a designated hole and a $5,000 putting prize will be available. The putting contest will consist of a three-putt combination format. Every tournament player may participate in this stand-alone putting contest and will be allowed one attempts to hole a 10-foot putt. If successful the player will then be allowed one attempt to hole a 30-foot putt. If successful, the player is then allowed one attempt to hole a 50-foot putt for the 50-foot prize. Since there can only be one $5,000 winner, if more than one player is successful at the 50-foot putt, a “putt-off” will be conducted to determine the final winner.

Players need to be at the golf course by 8 a.m. to sign in. The tournament will get underway with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The make up date in case of rain is April 23.

Peoria Ridge is located 2.5 miles east of Will Rogers Turnpike Miami exit and 1/4 mile south off Highway 10.

Businesses and professional establishments throughout the Tri-State area contribute to the fundraising success of the tournament as sponsors of holes along the course and by donating prizes. Proceeds are used to provide youth projects, community improvement projects, eyesight needs, and emergency relief assistance in Northeastern Oklahoma.

For more information or to enter a team please call George Weaver at 918-676-3651 or Peoria Ridge Golf Course at 918-542-7676.