9th Annual Early Bird Set To Tee Off

Registrations for the 9th Annual Early Bird Golf Scramble are now being accepted. This year the event is set for May 30th at the Sidney Country Club. Already many area businesses and individuals have committed to make a difference in our communities by golfing for the Sunrise Women’s Clinic. The Early Bird Golf Scramble has come to be known as a first class tournament that makes a difference in our world and this year is no exception. Sunrise Women’s Clinic is a nonprofit medical clinic offering early pregnancy confirmation and options education to clients in the MonDak region.

This year features the Shootin’ Blanks Virtual Shooting Range/Doris Sundheim Elliott Memorial Foundation Chip Shot Contest. The grand prize is a Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite Grill/Smoker with a cover and a bag of pellets worth over $750 and provided by B & B Sales & Service. Corporate Cup participants will be given a complimentary attempt to chip a ball into a designated “target” to move on to the next round of the chip-off. Additional attempts and non-Corporate Cup Participants may purchase two attempts for $15 or 4 attempts for $20. The chip-off to determine the winner will be conducted following the Wood Group PSN/Mitchell’s Oil Field Service Award Dinner.

The Corporate Cup challenge continues to be a huge success. The Corporate Cup is a scramble within the scramble. Corporate Sponsors that donate at least $500 receive a 4 person team into the Corporate Cup. This year the following businesses have already joined in the Corporate Cup action: Advanced Solutions, Ameriprise Financial, B & B Builders, B & B Sales & Service, Big Sky Siding & Windows, CHS Farmer’s Elevator, Corland Construction, Eberline Oil Field Services, EDI, Edward Jones – Nick Lonski, Faith Alliance Church, Hilltop Plus, Jones Construction, R & J Oilfield Service, Sidney Assembly of God Church, and Stockman Bank.

The Wood Group PSN/Mitchell’s Oil Field Service Awards Dinner will immediately follow play. Participants will receive a commemorative drinking glass and a great meal. Awards will be handed out for flag prizes on every hole. The Scramble champions and randomly drawn 2nd and 3rd place teams will be awarded. The travelling trophy will also be presented to the winning Corporate Cup team. Participants must be present to win the flag prizes.

The Early Bird Golf Scramble is a fundraising event to support the Sunrise Women’s Clinic. Sunrise provides early pregnancy verification with ultrasound performed by a trained Nurse Sonographer. Often the pregnancy is unplanned and the woman is not sure of her options. A caring Patient Advocate listens to her concerns and questions, providing education on fetal development, pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion. Clients are encouraged to use a Decision Guide to weigh the pros and cons of each choice that is being considered, and to identify the short and long term impacts of each option.

Under the direction of their Medical Director Dr. George Scordalakes, the Nurses make referrals for prenatal appointments and provide prenatal vitamins. Clients can earn a free baby Starter Kit and car seat by meeting with a volunteer Client Advocate for pregnancy or parenting education, as well as shop in the Baby Boutique for new or like-new baby clothes, blankets, and diapers.

In 2014, 156 women accessed the Clinic’s services over the course of 422 appointments. More than half of the clients are seen for pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and options education. Sunrise Women’s Clinic is a 501(c)3 Christian organization. They are pro-life and do not provide nor refer for abortion. The Clinic is currently looking for additional Patient Advocates and Board Members. If interested, please contact the clinic at 406.433.7772.

Last year we had a full tournament of 32 teams and we are already half way to that number this year so we encourage you to get your registrations submitted. To register, simply pick up a brochure at the Sidney Country Club or call the tournament chairperson Mike Mohl at 406.433.6752.


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