A golf tournament that has been helping fund tuition for college students for over a half-century is having its latest incarnation of that event later this month.

The East Texas Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute has been having a forum here in Kilgore three times a year for members of the oil and gas industry to exchange ideas, including new production technology. The East Texas API also holds fundraisers each year to help them fund college scholarships for children of people in the industry, and one of them is an annual golf tournament.

This year’s tournament will be Friday, Oct. 30, at Tempest Golf Club. The tournament is a four-man scramble format, with two sessions: one at 8 a.m., and one at 1 p.m.

Registration for the tournament is $175 per player, or $700 per team, on a world-class 18-hole course.

Vendors will be on the course, and there will be skill games at various holes, with prizes offered for winners. It’s limited to the first 64 teams that register (37 per session). Playing time preferences are first-come, first serve. Carts will be providing beverages on the course throughout the tournament.

In addition to the golf tournament, there will be a silent auction.

Companies and individuals may also participate as sponsors, while those spots remain: a picture board sponsorship is $250, and a hole sponsorship is $100.

Last year, this tournament provided scholarships for 25 students.

For more information, contact Amanda Wood at (903) 984-4814, or by checking out www.easttexasapi.com/golf.

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