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Auto World and MECC Foundation Host Golf Tournament
Posted Date: 3/25/2014

Big Stone Gap, VA – The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation and Auto World of Big Stone Gap will host the Auto World – MECC Golf Classic on Friday, May 16 at Lonesome Pine Country Club to benefit scholarships at MECC.golfer

 Registration for the captain’s choice tournament begins at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:15 a.m. The tournament will feature two flights and will have “most accurate drive” and “closest to the pin” prizes, as well as chipping and putting contests. Mulligan packages consisting of a mulligan, toss, and red tee drive will be for sale at $10 per package. 

 All players hitting a hole-in-one on hole #10 will win a 2014 Jeep Cherokee sponsored by Auto World of Big Stone Gap. There is also a prize of $1,000 for hitting within 12 inches of hole #10. If more than one player accomplishes this feat, they will divide the prize money. There will be fabulous hole-in-one prizes on all par-3 holes. 

 Following the tournament, there will be a cocktail reception featuring delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres. Players may bid on quality items during a silent auction that will begin during breakfast and continue until the end of the event. Items in the silent auction include a trip to the 2014 U. S. Open, a trip to the 2015 Masters Tournament, and various golf and sports prints or collectibles. Minimum bids are required on all silent auction items. There will also be a live auction of quality items.

 The entry fee of $100 per person includes breakfast, goodie bag, cart and green fees, range balls, post-tournament reception, and a chance to win nice door prizes.

 Hole sponsorships are available for a $100 gift to the MECC Foundation. Hole sponsors will be recognized in the golf tournament program and by signs erected on the golf course.

 All proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for Mountain Empire Community College students. 

 Businesses or individuals wishing to play, sponsor a hole, a team, or furnish an auction item or door prize may call or e-mail Jeri Bledsoe, the tournament coordinator, at (276) 523-2400, extension 287; by e-mail at, or they may register a team or sponsor a hole online at