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Boys and Girls Club Legends Dinner

The Boys and Girls Club of Grant County will be hosting its annual Legends Dinner and Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 22 at the Roseburg Event Center. 

Feature guest speaker for the evening will be Nathan Harmon, who was the top booked school speaker during 2017-18 and shared his story in more than 430 schools nationwide. Harmon’s message is “Your Life Speaks,” and he will tell his story of dealing with peer pressures, bullying, mental health, overcoming adversity and the power of good choices.

Cost to attend the event is $100 per person, $800 for a table sponsorship or $2,500 to be an event sponsor.

To RSVP visit: legends2019.cho.io. For questions contact Tim Fretz at 664-6141.

USA basketball at Marion HS

Marion High School is one of just seven places in the nation that will host a USA Basketball Open Court this year. Open Court in Bill Green Arena will be held on Sundays through November 3.  

Sessions at Marion are free to participate and open to boys and girls from any school system. Participants will need a guardian to sign a waiver form available at check in on Sundays.

The schedule for this year’s Open Court is as follows: 6 to 9 year olds will hold court from 1 to 2 p.m., 10 to 12 year olds go from 2 to 4 p.m. and 13 to 17 year olds play from 4 to 6 p.m.

For questions or more information, please contact: Julius Mays (jmays@marion.k12.in.us), Nate McNeely (nmcneely@marion.k12.in.us) or Kevin Alsup (kalsup@marion.k12.in.us).

Marion to presale Eastbrook football tickets

Marion High School will put tickets for the its opening football game against Eastbrook on sale beginning Monday, August 19 in the MHS Athletic office.

Tickets at $6 and all seats are general admission. 

The Giants will host the Panthers in the historic first regular-season meeting between the two programs on Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m.

Gates at Dick Lootens stadium will open at 5:30 p.m.

Sherrod Foundation scholarship scramble

The Acts of Faith: Sherrod Foundation will hold its 12th-annual golf experience on August 24 at Arbor Trace Golf Club.

This year’s format will be a two-person scramble and will start at 1 p.m. Prizes for the top two teams as well as longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin will be awarded.

Entry fee is $50 per individual or $100 per team. Checks should be made payable to the AOF Sherrod Foundation or payment can be made through PayPal using sherrodfoundation@yahoo.com email address. Different levels of sponsorships are also available: Gold Sponsor for $300, comes with business sign and special recognition at the first or 18th hole; Silver Sponsor in $200, comes with sign and special recognition at the second or 17th hole; Bronze Sponsor, comes with signs on various holes.

Donations of money, door prizes, food, snacks and beverages are also being accepted.

For more information call tournament director Lee Sherrod at 664-8377 (home) or 765-243-2128 (cell).