Helena Explorers holding golf tournament June 3

Local golfers will get a chance to hit the course June 3 while supporting the Helena Police Department Explorers program.

The police department will host its annual Police Explorers Benefit Golf Tournament June 3 at Calera’s Timberline Golf Course off Shelby County 25.

The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start, and will be followed by lunch, awards and door prizes. Sign in and practice will begin at 7 a.m.

Teams will consist of four members, and participants can either pick their partners or be assigned a team the morning of the tournament.

Cost is $100 per person, which includes range balls, a goodie bag, lunch and a chance to win door prizes. Timberline will also give a certificate good for one free green fee to everyone who participates in the tournament.

Less-experienced golfers can also purchase as many mulligans as they need for $5 each.

Businesses and individuals can purchase hole sponsorships for $100 each, and practice range and drink cart sponsorships for $400 each.

All money raised during the tournament will help the Helena Police Explorers attend the Explorers National Competition, where they will compete against Explorer programs from across the United States in several law enforcement categories.

“The tournament helps our kids with raising the money necessary to attend the Explorer national competition,” said Helena Police Lt. Ivy Penhale.

For more information about the tournament, call Penhale at 663-6499, or e-mail jpenhale@helenapd.com.