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August 1, 2013

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---- — Benefit golf tournament set

More than $1,000 in prizes are being offered at this year’s Lyn Edinger Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Meadow Links Golf Course at 476 County Highway 27 in Richfield Springs. The golf tournament is the primary fundraiser for the Cooperstown Rotary Foundation, a nonprofit, tax deductible organization. Funds from the tournament support community programs including the Michael Mayne Scholarship at Edmeston Central School and the Red Bursey Summer Playground Fund.

Tee time is 2:30 p.m., with teams competing in a captain-and-crew format on the 18-hole course. The entry fee of $50 per person includes the cart and greens fee plus food and beverages at the awards ceremony and reception following play. Cash and gift certificate prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as well as a $100 “Closest to the Pin” prize and a $500 “Hole in One” prize.

Individuals and businesses are welcome to sponsor a hole on the course or make a donation to the auction, which will take place following the picnic dinner at the pavilion. Hole sponsors will have their name featured on the hole of their choice but also, along with auction donors, will be recognized at the awards ceremony and in tournament advertising

For more information on the foundation or to sign up for the Golf Tournament, call Ellen Tillapaugh, 547-5646 or email cooperstownrotaryfoundation@gmail.com.

BASE Race is planned

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center, will join forces again in August for the second annual BASE Race, with a new date of Sunday, Aug. 11. The BASE Race in 2012 had more than 300 runners in the Saturday event.

The BASE Race promotes healthy lifestyle choices for individuals of all ages. It includes a family-style 5k and a competitive 10k, with both races starting and ending at Cooperstown’s Clark Sports Center. Race times are 8 a.m. for the 10k and 8:15 a.m. for the 5k.

Those who pre-register for the event will be able to pick up race materials all day on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and may join the pre-race festivities at the museum.

Registration is $25 for adults and $50 for families until race day, when registration will be $40 for individuals and $65 for families. Registration can be done at www.baseballhall.org/BASERace and www.clarksportscenter.com.

Additional details are available by calling the National Baseball Hall of Fame and museum at 547-0397 or the Clark Sports Center at 547-2800.