The Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour organization and the Northwest Florida Daily News are hosting the 37th Annual Marvin DeBolt Junior Golf Classic with the proceeds benefiting the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.
Young golfers aged 8 to 18, are encouraged to play in the 2-day tournament at the City of Ft. Walton Beach Golf Club’s Pines course on Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 and 14. Youth aged 12 to 18 will play 18 holes each day and 8 to 11 year-olds will play 9 holes each day. With tee times starting at 8 a.m. each morning, 12 to 18 year-old’s entry fee is $85, and 8 to 11-year-old’s entry fee is $60, which includes green fees, food, refreshments, tournament t-shirt and trophies to winners in all divisions. Tournament results for participating youth players will be sent to the National Junior Golf Scoreboard for ranking consideration.
The golf tournament’s beneficiary, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, serves young victims of abuse and neglect at two child friendly centers, the Pierce Family Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs and the Niceville Center. A nonprofit organization, ECCAC’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect children in Okaloosa and Walton counties and restore the lives of impacted children. For more information on ECCAC or volunteering at this event, call 850-833-9237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This annual Junior Golf Tournament is named in memory of the late Marvin DeBolt, former publisher of the Northwest Florida Daily News. Entry deadline is noon on Friday, July 8. For more information, call 850-585-8980, or visit www.ecjrgolftour.com.