BURNET — Members of the Burnet Police Department will trade in their firearms for golf clubs July 18 to raise money for an organization that works with children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
The department welcomes the public to tee-up alongside its peace officers during its seventh annual golf tournament at Delaware Springs Municipal Golf Course, 600 Delaware Springs Blvd. The event benefits the Burnet-based Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center.
“It’s important because the advocacy center is a nonprofit,” Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson said. “They handle all the child abuse cases in Llano, Lampasas, Burnet, Blanco, Mason and San Saba counties. It’s a small thank-you from the Burnet Police Department to the advocacy center.”
The tournament will feature a four-person scramble with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. The entry fee of $50 a player covers 18 holes, a cart and range balls.
Participants also will be eligible for prize giveaways and a dinner with an added guest for each player.
Hole sponsorships are $200 each and pay for a 16-inch-by-24-inch sign on the course.
“Anybody who wants to play, you can sign up on the day of tournament,” Nelson said. “The center gives so much, so we want to give back. This fundraiser helps them keep the doors open.”
Call the Burnet Police Department at (512) 756-6404 or the golf course pro shop at (512) 756-8471.
All proceeds go to the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center and the Sunshine House, 1001 N. Hill St.
To find out more, donate or apply to volunteer, go to www.hccac.org.