Golf under stars to aid Aquarium of Niagaraby jmaloni
Glo-Golf is the name of the game and everyone, regardless of handicap, plays, unless there's a snowstorm on Friday, July 19. Golfers spend the first few hours playing in daylight, break for a buffet dinner and play the rest of the round under the stars.
For the last seven years, the Aquarium of Niagara has held "Putting for Penguins" to support the non-profit educational attraction and its residents.
The event at the Newfane Pro-Am course, at 2501 N. Main St. (Route 78), starts with registration and putting contest from 4:30 until 5:45 p.m. A buffet-style dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. Nine holes will be played in a scramble or best ball format. At 9 p.m., there will be raffles, prizes and awards followed by the last half of golf in the dark with Glo-Balls and "light ropes" at 9:30 p.m.
"Putting for Penguins" chairman is Steve Kling, an Aquarium of Niagara board member. Kevin O'Neill of WGRZ Channel 2 is celebrity chairman. Beaker the Penguin, the Aquarium of Niagara's mascot, will be there, too. Deejay Pat Proctor will play music to golf by.
Golfers should register by July 15. Call 716-285-3575, ext. 206, or sign in by 5:45 p.m. that day.
Entry fees are $80 per golfer, or $320 for a foursome. Party only is $30.
Several sponsorship levels are still available. Individuals, corporations and businesses can call Gay Molnar at 716-285-3575, ext. 204, to become a sponsor or to donate a prize. Don't forget flashlights and bug spray.