Golf Outing to help support GHS sports is Monday

One of the bigger fundraising efforts of the year for Galesburg High School athletics is Monday, August 6th.The Galesburg Athletic Boosters Club Golf Outing begins at 1:00 pm Monday at Soangetaha Country Club. Mark Thomas is a booster club member and tells WGIL the GHS Athletic Director is given a budget – so the booster club helps support athletics by buying items for teams as a whole. “A lot of the money we raise goes right back into the sports programs this coming year,” Thomas said. “They always need new things. Maybe it’s new uniforms, a new fence covering for the softball field…we’ve bought headsets for the football team…or maybe it’s a new pitching machine (that) we bought for the baseball team last year. Maybe they’re wants and not needs – but the only way to get them is to come to us, and that’s why we exist.” The cost is $400 for a foursome – which will include registration for door prizes and more. The golf outing will begin with a lunch of hamburgers and chicken sandwiches, chips and a drink for $12. First and second place will get paid in each flight. The outing also includes hole prizes and pin events. Registration also includes a steak dinner at Soangetaha Country Club. To register, call Mark Thomas at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home in Galesburg or email

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