Fund-Raiser at Dominion Meadows

Chris Cowbrough
Staff Writer

COLVILLE—Dominion Meadows Golf Course, one of the very few 18-hole golf courses in the Northwest almost exclusively run by volunteers, will hold a fund-raiser golf tournament on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Registration for the four-person scramble format tournament is at 9 a.m. and tee off is at 10 a.m.
Put together your own team or have the tournament committee place you with a team.
Entry fee is $50 (includes green fees, prizes and lunch). Fees are due for the tournament by Sept. 12. Registration forms can be turned in at the Dominion Meadows pro shop.
To help with the fund-raising effort, a raffle will be held. Businesses and individuals who would like to donate raffle items can do so by leaving them at the pro shop by Friday, Sept. 16.
“If you or someone you do business with can provide an item, gift basket, gift card, certificate, or other item, that would be greatly appreciated,” said DM course volunteer, Dean Albertson.
Money raised from the golf tournament and raffle will go to help offset cost of a course mower ($13,500).
Without greens superintendent Greg Schmidt and a loyal and dedicated group of volunteers (mostly active members of AARP), DM wouldn’t exist.
There are few local entities that lean on the concept of volunteerism and volunteers quite like DM.
Volunteer hours are more than 130 per week, according to Schmidt. If the course is open from April 1 through Oct. 31 each year (in the past two seasons, DM has opened for the golf season in February or early March), that would compute to more than 3,200 hours donated by the golf course’s dedicated group of volunteers.