Annual Lighthouse golf tournament set for Monday

Published on Monday, 7 October 2013 22:01 - Written by Staff Reports

The Lighthouse Saving Sight Golf Tournament, now in its third year, will be held Monday at the Cascades Country Club in Tyler.

The tournament benefits PATH and the Lighthouse by raising funds to provide eye exams and eye glasses for qualified Smith County residents.

The tournament also includes a mini golf clinic for students and youth, all of whom are blind or visually impaired, empowering these young people and promoting awareness of visual issues.

The mini golf clinic allows blind and visually-impaired students in East Texas a personalized golf lesson where they learn the rules, terms and skills used in the game of golf.

Lighthouse employees and community volunteers will be assisting during the clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Saving Sight Tournament is a four-player scramble. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; lunch at 11 p.m., and a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Prizes will be given for first through third place, and a raffle drawing for individual prizes will take place as well.

The Saving Sight Tournament is yet another means by which The Lighthouse continues its mission of empowering blind Americans through rehabilitation, education, training and employment.

To register for the tournament or become a sponsor, contact Lee Tillson atltillson@horizonind.com or 903-590-4326. You also can register online atwww.tylerlighthouse.org .