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Over the past several years, a Thursday evening/night social event has been put on. Past variations have been a reserved room at a local pub/restaurant, a host suite at the recommended hotel, and extended bar/patio hours at the golf club following the Thursday round.
Thursday evening social events are available to anyone involved in the tournament. Many families unable to get away during the day for a Thursday round still attend the Thursday evening social, using it as a chance to catch up with old friends and poll the day's golfers on how the course is playing.
If you are in a position to furnish prizes, it is requested that they be golf-related (i.e. balls, umbrellas, totes, bag towels, etc.) Depending on the quantity of donations, the Host Family then determines the format for allotting the prizes (such as random draw).
The event is entirely non-profit, with any surplus proceeds being passed to the next year's Host Family to cover unexpected costs. In the past, when the surplus allowed, Host Families have donated portions to a charity of their choice (i.e. Ronald MacDonald House, Big Brothers, and Lou Gehrig’s disease).