Sheriff's Shootout Cancelled - June 2002
For the first time in its 11 year history, Hamilton Center's annual charity golf classic, the Sheriff's Shootout, had to be cancelled this year.
The decision to cancel was made by Rea Park's grounds superintendent the afternood before the tournament was to have taken place. The scheduled day for the event was a beautiful day, but due to heavy rains during the days preceding the tournament, much of the course was under water.
The Shootout is the main fundraiser for HCI's division of Child and Adolescent Services. Even though the event was not held, over $23,000 was raised for CAS.
As with other charity golf events, no refunds are given to golfers or sponsors, although participants are entitled to a round of golf at Rea Park anytime during the coming year. Names and teams were drawn at random for the team prizes and raffle items. Door prizes are going to be held for next year's event.