Golf Tourney looking for donations, players

P aul D’Amico understands the toll the current economic climate has had on many of the community’s nonprofit and civic organizations, and in an effort to help, he’s organizing a charity golf tournament.

The New York versus Vermont Border War Charity Golf Tournament will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Valley View Golf Course.

“I thought since many of the golfers who play on the Whitehall courses are from Vermont, I felt a challenge was long overdue between New York golfers in the Whitehall area and Vermont golfers,” said D’Amico, who lives in Queensbury, but grew up in Whitehall.

He’s hoping to attract a full field of competitors — 72 in all, with 36 from Whitehall and 36 from Vermont — as well as reach out to local businesses and residents who may be willing to make donations.

Although he hasn’t chosen the exact charity which the tournament will benefit, he’s leaning toward the school and local churches.

D’Amico has some experience organizing golf tournament. He and Nick Resetar helped organize the old Northern Conference golf tournament which rotates between different golf courses in the area and has been “relatively successful.”

His wish is his latest venture proves to be just as popular.

“I’m hoping it becomes an annual event,” D’Amico said. “We may even have a floating trophy.”

The tournament with be a scramble format consisting of four-person teams. Players who are interested in playing but don’t have a full team will be paired up with other golfers.

The cost to play in the tournament is $80 per person and will include green fees and a cart, lunch and prizes.

Anyone who would like to play, or make a donation, is encouraged to call the Valley View golf course at 499-2634.

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