The Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic is on! Originally scheduled for June 10, it has been reset for Tuesday, August 18 at the Baraboo Country Club.
The event will feature 18 holes of best-ball play, a 50/50 raffle, a post-round cookout and lots of fun surprises.
The golf outing was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine. But with the statewide Safer at Home order lifted, Chamber leaders determined it’s safe to hold a golf outing.
To head off potential coronavirus transmission, the traditional “closest to the pin” contests and the post-play silent auction will not be held. This will avoid lots of people touching lots of common objects. The traditional dinner buffet will be transformed into an outdoor cookout, and a 50/50 raffle is planned.
With other events canceled due to the pandemic, the Chamber is relying on the golf outing to provide much-needed revenue. To register a foursome or pay for a sponsorship, please visit the event page on the Chamber website.
In a letter to members, Executive Director Darren Hornby underscored the importance of sponsorships:
“We realize the impact COVID-19 has had on everyone. During these challenging times the Chamber has been committed to the ongoing support of our local businesses. During the past three months we too have had revenue streams turned off. With room tax dollars at nearly zero and no revenue generated from canceled events, we too are looking at ways that we can create some income to sustain us, so that we can continue being a driving force for tourism and the local economy for years to come.
“Given the need that the Chamber has, and our commitment to bringing our members back together, we are going forward with our Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, August 18. We are committed to everyone’s well-being and want our members to be able to enjoy their day in the safest way possible. We are working with the Baraboo Country Club to provide an outing that will deliver that to all of you. The Chamber Golf Classic is definitely one of the highlights of our summer. We are so excited to be bringing this summer tradition back to you.
“Considering all of the above, we understand that right now is not the best time for everyone to consider sponsorship opportunities. We are requesting that if you are in a position to consider a sponsorship of this event that you give it some thought. Your support is more important now than ever.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and for your continued support of – and participation in – the Chamber.”