With spring in the air, the Red Oak Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 18th annual Golf Tournament, scheduled for Monday, May 14, at Country View Golf course in Lancaster.

“It’s going to be just a ball of fun. It’s going to be super,” said Roy Miller, co-chairperson of the golf tournament committee. “It’s going to be a beautiful day.”

The tournament serves as an opportunity for Red Oak Area Chamber of Commerce members to fraternize on the golf course, compete for prizes as well as provide sponsorship for the tournament which benefits the chamber.

“There’s been a lot of interest,” Miller said. “There’s lots of prizes and contests, including a hole-in-one contest and first, second and third place awards.”

Sponsorships are still available and Miller and Gardner encourage those planning to sponsor to contact the chamber by Thursday, May 10.

Sponsorship packages range for $125 to $500, with a standard hole sponsorship priced at $125, exclusive hole sponsorships, driving range sponsorships and putting green sponsorships at $250, beverage cart sponsorships at $350 and the clubhouse sponsorship at $500.

“We have hole sponsors available,” Miller said. “There are many opportunities for sponsorships. We’re also looking for door prize donations.”

Individual entries are $95 per person and entry fees cover green fees, cart fee, goodie bag, lunch, special dinner and door prizes at the awards ceremony.

“We’re hoping to have 100 players,” Miller said.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Sign-in will begin at noon, with a calcutta at 12:30 p.m.

“A calcutta gives you the opportunity to bid on the teams that are in the tournament,” Miller said. “If you pick the winner, you get to split the pot.”

Golf tournament organizers have incorporated a raffle into the event and are selling raffle tickets for a $500 travel voucher. Raffle tickets are $10 or five for $20.

“The $500 voucher will get you a cruise to Galveston or you can apply that to a trip to Las Vegas or somewhere like that,” Miller said.

Organizers have set a rain out date for Monday, May 21. For more information, to enter the tournament or for sponsorship information, contact the Red Oak Area Chamber of Commerce at (972) 617-0906.