The Ballard Kiwanis is hosting the First Annual Yonny Yohnson Putt-Putt Golf Tournament to raise money for the expansion of the Ballard Boys & Girls Club. “We are hoping that enough people will be bored with TV, movies, bars and the mall to want to come out and have a little oddball fun for a really good cause,” Andrew Goodstein tells us.
The fundraiser is in memory of Johnny Johnson, a long-time Ballard Kiwanian, who ran the club golf tournament for many years before passing away four years ago. Last year they didn’t hold the annual tourney because of lack of interest. “Rather than try and drag the old farts out again, we decided to try something completely different, something that a lot of people could participate in,” Goodstein says. “A putt-putt tourney (with big cash prizes) had some merit, and the ability to raise money for one of our favorite organizations (Kiwanis is about helping kids) only made the idea seem better”
The Yonny Yohnson Putt Putt Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Interbay Golf Center (2501 15th Ave W.) The cost is $75 for a 2-person team. Check-In starts at 6:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 7 p.m. The first place prize is $500, followed by $250 for second, $100 for third and $50 for fourth place.
They will be serving up warm non-alcoholic drinks and warm food like soup or chili. They’re also looking for a DJ to provide entertainment.