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Businesses line up behind upcoming Girl Scouts Golf Classic; million-dollar shot in the offing


GLEN CARBON —The 28th Annual Girl Scout Golf Classic at Sunset Hills Country Club on May 15 will feature a first — a Million Dollar Shoot-Out where four lucky golfers will have the chance to make a shot for $1 million.

girlscoutslogo“We are excited to be hosting our golf classic at Sunset Hills Country Club and very excited about the Million Dollar Shoot-Out,” said Tricia Higgins, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois communications and development manager.

The shoot-out will occur after regular play has ended. The winners of a Longest Drive competition, plus two other winners from raffle and 50/50 drawings, will attempt a shot at a predetermined hole. If the shot is made, that player wins $1 million. Everyone at the golf classic will be invited to come to the hole to watch the excitement.

Higgins said the tournament is still looking for players and teams and has corporate sponsorships available.

During the past 27 years, the Girl Scout golf classic has raised more than $825,000 to support girl program development, girl financial assistance and to maintain and improve Girl Scout camps. The council supports around 12,400 girls and has nearly 5,000 adult volunteers in Southern Illinois.

2017 Girl Scout Golf Classic presenting sponsors so far include:

o The Korte Company

o Siemer Milling Co.

o Strano & Associates Real Estate, Angie Zahn managing broker

Additional golf classic sponsorships include:

o Gold Sponsor ($5,000)

o Silver Sponsor ($2,500)

o Bronze Sponsor ($1,500)

o Daisy Sponsor ($1,000)

o Dinner Sponsor ($1,000)

o Million Dollar Shoot-Out Sponsor ($1,000)

o Tee Sponsor with team ($850)

o Lunch Sponsor ($750)

o Team (Foursome) $700

o Beverage Cart Sponsor ($500)

o Bucket Raffle Sponsor ($500)

o Cart Sponsor ($500)

o Longest Drive Sponsor ($500)

o Tee Sponsor ($200)

Note: All sponsorships include the opportunity to provide a goody bag item.

For more information about the Girl Scout Golf Classic or to become a player or sponsor, call Tricia Higgins at (618) 692-0692 or email her at

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