In teams of four, children and adults can participate in the Bucs Pride Mini-Golf Event on Saturday, May 19, at Grand Haven’s Chinook Pier.
The cost is $20 per person, which includes a T-shirt, golf and food. Only 17 teams will be allowed for each age division — elementary school, middle school, high school and adult.
Elementary school teams will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by middle school teams at noon. High school teams will start playing at 2:30 p.m. and adults will begin playing at 6:30 p.m.
Sharon Yonker, a Bucs Pride committee member, said they were looking for fundraising opportunities and a way to give back to the community when the mini-golf event came to her.
“Let’s have some fun,” she said.
Yonker said the committee is also looking for residents to donate trophies they no longer use. She said they plan to clean up the donated trophies and put a new top on them.
Funds from the event will go toward supporting the Bucs Pride efforts. The group has provided between 250 and 300 baskets to residents who have been diagnosed with cancer. The baskets include gift cards, resources and other items.
In working with the Bluebird Cancer Retreat, Bucs Pride also sponsors a Momcology retreat for mothers whose children have cancer. This year’s retreat will also take place May 19, Yonker said.
Bucs Pride now has two lift chairs to loan to patients, particularly women who’ve had a mastectomy. Yonker said they heard from patients that it’s challenging to get in and out of chairs following surgery, and the chair can help.
Bucs Pride also collects individually wrapped foods for cancer patients undergoing treatment at the Johnson Family Cancer Center in Muskegon. Items they collect include raisins, applesauce, granola bars and fruit cups.
Businesses and individuals can sponsor the mini-golf event for $50. They will have their name on a billboard outside the course and a sign somewhere along the course.
To sign up as a team or be a sponsor, contact Yonker by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 616-402-1443.