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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Annual golf tournament set to honor fallen detective

LITTLE ELM (April 19, 2017) For the ninth year in a row, the Little Elm Fire Auxiliary is presenting its annual charity golf tournament, this year dedicated to the memory of Little Elm Police Detective Jerry Walker who was killed in the line of duty in January.

Major sponsors of the annual tournament include Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, and Emergicon Emergency Medicine Consultants. They are joined by about 10 other businesses who are acting as sponsors at other levels. Tournament officials have invited representatives of the Guns and Hoses Foundation to set up a booth at the course to accept donations. The Foundation has generously supported the family of Detective Walker.

Scheduled for Friday, April 28 at the Frisco Lakes Golf Club, 7170 Anthem Drive in Frisco, check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. As customary, the tournament utilizes a scramble format for teams of four golfers.

Registration, accomplished online at www.lefda.org, is now open and will remain open until Tuesday, April 25. A portion of the $100 per person entry fee is tax deductible. In addition to green fees and cart, the fee covers warm-up balls on the driving range, a goody bag with a Green Fee Pass to Frisco Lakes, a commemorative T-shirt and the concluding awards ceremony.

The traditional after-tournament dinner is sponsored by Emergicon.

The highly-popular ball-drop event, sponsored by Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, will precede the tournament. At 1 p.m., golf balls, marked with numbers corresponding to tickets purchased separately, will be dropped onto the practice green from an extended ladder truck. The holder of the ticket corresponding to the ball landing either within or closest to a designated cup will win a Springfield Arms 40 caliber XDS hand gun valued at $500. Tickets for the ball drop will be available at check-in.

Golfers scoring a hole-in-one on a designated par-three will be awarded $10,000, sponsored by Emergicon.

The Frisco Lakes Golf Club, as 18-hole championship golf course located within the Del Webb Frisco Lakes community, was designed by Gary Stephenson Golf Design (The Linksmen). The front nine weaves its way through the open countryside while the back nine travels through the Frisco Lakes community.

The Little Elm Fire Department Auxiliary is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3, non-profit organization composed of Citizens Fire Academy graduates who commit to assist with several special events annually. In addition to the special events, members of the Auxiliary strive to educate citizens on fire safety and work to enhance and promote public awareness of the Little Elm Fire Department. Significantly, the Auxiliary provides critical assistance to accident and fire victims.

For more information, please visit the LEFDA website at www.lefda.org.

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