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Tee it up for teachers, registration deadline approaching

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LUFKIN, TX (News Release) -

The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce hosts the 5th Annual "Tee It Up For Teachers" Golf Tournament Monday, June 11, 2012 at Crown Colony Country Club.

Teams consist of four members with a $500 entry fee. Individuals can register for $125 and will be grouped into teams at the tournament. The event is a full scramble format with team scoring and a shotgun start. Take part in fun contests such as the putting contest, closest to the pin and longest drive awards, and hole-in-one opportunities. Walmart is sponsoring a $10,000 shopping spree and Perry-Ellis Kia is providing a new vehicle for a lucky golfer.

In addition to playing in the tournament at the prestigious Crown Colony Golf Course, golfers will receive a voucher good for another round of golf for FREE! Crown Colony is giving away a golf game to each participant of the Tee It Up for Teachers Golf Tournament.

Dedicated to improving access to education, Tee It Up for Teachers raises funds and provides scholarships to teachers employed at any of the six Angelina County independent school districts.  Teachers wishing to continue their education by pursuing a Master's Degree in Education are eligible to apply.

"The Chamber's goal is to provide at least one $1,500 scholarship for each of the six school districts," President/CEO of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce Jerry Huffman said. "The community continues to grow. Helping teachers continue their personal education will benefit the entire educational system in Angelina County."

Lunch is provided and refreshments are available on the course throughout the day. The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 6th at 5pm.

"The tournament would not be possible without our sponsors and we want to give them a special thank you," Huffman added.  Presenting Sponsor – anonymous; Golf Towel Sponsor- Huntington State Bank; Hole-In-One Sponsors – Walmart and Perry-Ellis Kia; and Hole Sponsors – Allen Loggins & Sons, Angelina Construction, Inc., Best Buy, East Texas Professional Credit Union, Forestar Real Estate Group, Haglund Law Firm, P.C., Moore Building Associates, and The Advanced Financial Group.

For more information about this event, please contact Melissa Wheeler at 936-634-6644 or mwheeler@lufkintexas.org or visit us on our website at www.lufkintexas.org.

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