For the fifth year in a row, the Huntley Rotary Club will be hosting a Bags Tournament to support the Grafton Food Pantry and their other charitable activities. Last year’s event raised over $3,500. | Submitted photo
Updated: April 4, 2013 6:19AM
HUNTLEY — One of the oldest service clubs in the nation has a very active chapter in Huntley, and that’s good news for local charities and other nonprofits.
The Huntley Rotary Club began in the village in 2000 and since that time has been making a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged.
Some of the outreach programs the club has supported include the donation of hundreds of dictionaries to school children in School District 158, food donations to the Grafton Food Pantry, scholarship awards to Huntley High School seniors and more. The club raises funds through many events including selling roasted corn and popcorn at area events.
For the fifth year in a row, the Huntley Rotary Club will host a Bags Tournament to support the Grafton Food Pantry and the club’s other charitable activities. Last year’s event raised more than $3,500.
This year, the event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Tee2Green Indoor Golf & Gallery Sports Lounge, 11173 Dundee Road, Huntley. The Rotary is seeking two-person teams to enter the tournament.
“The club is also seeking sponsors for the event who will receive advertising for their donation of $100 or more,” said Leigh Ann Porsch, Rotary club secretary.
Porsch said space is limited to 32 teams. The cost for entering is $35 per person or $70 for a team. Cash prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners.
Participants will compete in best-of-three games with no cancellation until the final four. The entry fee includes a lunch buffet of pulled pork, brats, hot dogs and more. There is a cash bar on site.
Walk-ins for the event are welcome, but those who want a guaranteed spot should register via the website at www.huntleyrotary.org or by calling 224-629-0546.