Auburn Rotary Club swings in money for children’s charities

October 6, 2013 by  

A golf tournament was recently held at the Auburn Rotary Club,to raise funds for children’s charities. The Rotary Club holds the charity tournament, the Earl Averill Invitational, each year. This year’s event took place at Washington National, raising around $25,000.

The golf content starts with a lavish breakfast at Auburn-based Oddfella’s Pub & Eatery. Every year, the Rotary Club invites a number of well-known sports icons to take part in the golf tournament. They also meet fans who turn out to support the event and raise money for a number of children’s charities.

The annual event is named after Earl Averill Jr., who played professional baseball and is a member of the Rotary Club. His father is the late Howard Earl Averill, who was center fielder until 1941. Other well-known faces to take part in the tournament were Doug North of Seattle Seahawks fame and Doug Sisk of the New York Mets. The Rotary Club of Auburn has been in existence for over 50 years and forms a part of the worldwide organization of Rotary International.

A number of contests are held during the tournament, including hole-in-one contests, putting contests, Roll the Dice-Pick your Club, and the Super Ticket Scratch Game. The money raised by the tournament goes to the Auburn Rotary Foundation to help children locally and around the world. Although the event is popular, promotion using local banner printing services can help publicize sponsors of the event and attract attendees.