Church Mothers of Preschoolers group to host annual golf scramble

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From left, Justin Blankinship, Mike McQueen, Jason Krueger, and Kurtis Moss prepare to golf. (Submitted photo)

The East 91st Street Church Mothers of Preschoolers group will host its sixth annual Golf Scramble May 14 at the Hawthorns Country Club, 12255 Club Point Dr., Fishers.

“MOPS is a national organization for women with children from newborn to kindergarten aged,” parishioner Katie Clayton said. “They partner with a local church where we host everything. It helps women to be able to connect one-on-one with each other. We discuss issues relating to having young children.”

Proceeds from the day of golf go directly toward child care for the mothers during their meetings.

“We have 100 moms that attend our meeting,” Clayton said. “The majority of the money raised goes straight to child care. It costs $19,000 for child care for nine months. We only ask the moms to pay $100. For each mom to be able to fully fund child care it’s $180, so we have to come up with $80 per person somewhere else.”

The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a 12:15 p.m. tee time.

“The golf course does an amazing job of providing the golfers where they need to be,” Clayton said. “They will all be paired up in teams of four and will play best ball. They will have two different challenges. One will be the straightest shot and the other will be the closest to the pin.”

An online auction starts May 11 and runs through May 14 at 9 p.m. Participants also can purchase raffle tickets and mulligans for the scramble.

The cost to participate is $125 per player and includes greens fees, golf cart, practice facilities, range balls, catered lunch, refreshments and prizes. To register, visit e91mops.weebly.com. The event is sponsored by Arbor Homes and Fairway Independent Mortgage Austin Larr Team.

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