“Participation has fallen off in recent years so we talked about it with ambulance personnel and decided to move it to the spring and see how participation looks at that point,” said organizer John Mark Vinson.
Though organizers postponed the tournament, Vinson said, “We are still asking for contributions and will see if the community helps and supports Toys for Tots without golf.”
Vinson said that he attributed some of the waning interest to declining weather. “People also play golf all summer and may be burnt out on it.”
Fellow organizer Nell Thomas said that other events competed against the golf tournament. “There were so many other things going on and other tournaments that we could not pick a date to hold our tournament successfully.”
Thomas said that Toys for Tots would accept donations and had a number of other events scheduled, including an October 29 trail ride, and a gospel concert on November 18 at the Trigg County Recreation Complex.
Vinson said that another fundraiser is held annually at Bush road Sporting Clays.
“Our goal is to make sure every child in Trigg County wakes up on Christmas morning with a toy under the tree,” said Thomas.
Vinson said, “We’ll have the tournament again, though in fall there isn’t much interest.”
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