Spots are still available for teams looking to take part in the annual Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on June 5.
The proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit the chamber’s mission of improving economic, civic and cultural climate of Waxahachie. The deadline to register a team is May 22.
“This is the 29th annual Gingerbread Classic. This year we are going to kick it off at 8 a.m. It used to be an afternoon start but we are changing it to a morning start since it is the same day as graduation. So at 8 a.m. in the morning Atmos Energy will be out there with their grills smoking and providing a warm breakfast for all of the players,” said Sandy King, Chamber Budget Director. “At 9 a.m. is a shotgun start. We have got Carlisle Chevrolet and Waxahachie Autoplex both giving away cars for holes in one. Great, great businesses locally have stepped up to provide great gifts. Baylor Hospital is doing a custom cap for all of the players. AmeriGrafix is doing a golf towel for all of the players. Vintage Bank, which is now InterBank, is providing a nice sleeve of Callaway golf balls for all the players.”
King said other companies and organizations that are providing sponsorship for the tournament include Magnablend, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, H-E-B, Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home and Now Magazines.
The event will feature prizes on several holes, a putting contest, a silent auction and as well as a raffle. The raffle will feature a cash prize. The money raised through it is split between the chamber and the winner. There will also be several opportunities for people to place bets on certain holes. Bets can include anything from who has the longest drive, how close to the hole a person can get their ball or if they are able to get their ball safely over a water hazard. Golfers will also have the opportunity to purchase mulligans to be used during the tournament.
“We are about 85 percent full on teams. We would defiantly love to get that filled all the way up so that we have a good turn out. Our goal is 36 teams and we are at about 22. We are pretty close but we definitely welcome anybody to come out and play,” King said. “If you don’t have a full team of four feel free to sign up too because we have other teams that are not full and we will match people together. Even individual players we will make a team out of them. We got a couple of individual players signed up waiting to be placed on a team.”
Registration cost in $110 per player. The registration package includes a continental breakfast, green fee, drinks, goodie bag and after tournament lunch buffet. Lunch and the awards ceremony will take place around noon. Trophies to golfers on first, second and third place teams. The event is expected to wrap up around 1 p.m. People who are interested in taking part in the event can go to the chamber’s website at www.waxahachiechamber.com. There is going to be a link under the events tab for the golf tournament. They can also contact King at the chamber at 972-937-2390 about registering as a team or for event sponsorship information. The chamber’s office is located at 102 YMCA Dr.