Calera Chamber to host 12th annual golf tournament

Calera Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th annual golf tournament May 12 at 12 p.m. (file)

Calera Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th annual golf tournament May 12 at 12 p.m. (file)

By GINNY COOPER / Staff Writer

CALERA—The Calera Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 12th annual golf tournament May 12 at Timberline Golf Club.

The golf tournament is the primary fundraiser for the chamber, and the funds raised at the event go to running the chamber as well as funding the philanthropic endeavors of the chamber such as scholarships and the Christmas angel tree, Calera Chamber of Commerce President Holly Stanley said.

The event will begin with lunch at noon, and a silent auction will be open throughout the day, while teams golf and participate in a putting contest. A dinner and awards ceremony will follow, with food provided by Bill Davis of Ribs to Go in Calera.

Gail Blankenship, executive director of the chamber, said that “probably 25” companies have already signed up to sponsor the event.

“We’re hoping to raise $7,000,” Blankenship said.

Though many of the teams are company sponsored, there are “some people who just want to play,” and players can sign up individually as well, Stanley said.

“Right now we’re in full planning mode, and we’re just getting everything together,” Stanley said.

For more information or to sign up for the event, call Gail Blankenship at 401-3827 or email info@calerachamber.org