Even though other local organizations have had to cancel their events, The Sierra Schools Foundation has announced it will again hold its annual Swinging for the Schools Golf Tournament fundraiser Oct. 3 at Plumas Pines Golf Course.
Registration is only online this year: https://www.sierraschoolsfoundation.org/golf and includes greens fees, a cart, custom masks, golf awards and prizes, and a coupon for food at the course.
The tournament will be a scramble format, with awards for team scores and individual feats.
SSF founder Megan Meschery said, “This is our only fundraiser, and we have sincerely appreciated the support we have received over many years from individuals and businesses who have helped us raise funds for the school children of the Sierra-Plumas schools.
“Restrictions related to COVID-19 have changed up a lot of what we can offer this year, but we are hoping that past and new supporters will appreciate our offering a fun opportunity to play golf with friends and family and give as they have in the past to help the good work of the foundation. The needs are even greater in this season, so we are trying to do more. We just hope our golfers, donors, and sponsors can help us do that.”
The Sierra Schools Foundation has stepped up to help the schools in many ways in the last year. These are just a few grant projects SSF funded:
- School supplies packets to all school children after stay-at-home orders were issued, $2,500
- Music programs from Musica Sierra, over $10,000
- Engineering design program for LHS, $15,000
- Loyalton High film equipment, $2,335
- Downieville High film studio, $6,000
- Senior Project grants of $500 each for LHS and DHS students
- Downieville STEAM lab, $760
- Robot kits for Downieville students, $1,833
- New flatbed trailer for LHS industrial arts, $5,095
More information about SSF and the tournament is available from Megan Meschery at (530) 414-3655.