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UVBA Fundraiser at Crown Point CC on June 3

Springfield, Vt. — So what does it take to get your attention these days? Will a $1 million prize do it?

That’s exactly what’s on the table June 8 at the Crown Point Country Club in this unique fundraiser for the Upper Valley Baseball Academy.

Organized by UVBA founder Steve Cerrone, the idea is to turn Crown Point’s 6,612-yard layout into a par-3 course. Temporary tee boxes will be set up, with every hole between 165 and 195 yards in length.

Golfers pay a $110 entry fee to play either as a single or a member of a four-man team. Open to amateurs only, the scramble begins with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to best individual round and team score.

But that’s just the start. All 18 holes will have a closest-to-the-pin prize, either $100 cash or a prize equivalent. Along with that, each hole will have a bounty of at least $5,000 for a hole-in-one.

And there’s more. All 18 winners of the closest-to-the-pin competition will then meet in a shootout, with the five closest advancing to another round of swings where an individual winner will be crowned. The winner will receive $250.

If, during that competition, any golfer records a hole-in-one, it will pay $1 million.

There will also be a 50-50 putting contest where the winner earns between $100 and $300. Along with that, there will be a $5,000 prize to a golfer who sinks a designated 50-foot putt. Finally, there will be $100-$300 prize in the long distance driving contest.

Cerrone hopes to put a field of 120 golfers on the course. For more information, contact Cerrone at 802-296-5987.