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Chuck Gates Junior Golf Tournament Set for July 19

Flights for Ages 7-18

The City of Ketchum will sponsor the 16th annual Chuck Gates Junior Golf Tournament on Friday, July 19. The event will take place at 1 p.m. at the Bigwood Golf Course. Other sponsors include the Chuck Gates Youth Endowment, Bigwood Golf Course and Bigwood Bar & Grill.

The $15 entry fee includes a barbecue following the tournament. Flights of three, six and nine holes are available. To register, please contact Recreation Director John Kearney at jkearney or 726-7820 by Wednesday, July 17, at 4 p.m. Some golf experience is necessary.

Volunteer scorers are also needed and should contact Kearney directly.

“The endowment has been very beneficial to our program and department for more than 15 years,” Recreation Director John Kearney said. “We also thank Roger Roland, President of the Board of Directors of the Chuck Gates Youth Endowment for his work in raising funds and promoting youth golf throughout the valley.”

The Chuck Gates Youth Endowment was established in 2002 in honor of the late Chuck Gates, one of the founders of the Idaho Mountain Express. Each year, the Chuck Gates Youth Endowment invites top junior golfers to play in the annual Chuck Gates Tournament at the Sun Valley Golf Course, which takes place in early June. The Tournament, in its 22nd year, raises money to support youth golf.

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About the City of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, art galleries and shopping. In 2018, Ketchum was awarded designation by the International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Community and is included in the Nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, one of only 13 in the world. The City of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents. For more information about the City of Ketchum, visit www.ketchumidaho.org.

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