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FPS Foundation expects strong participation for upcoming Jim Ebers Golf Classic

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Jim Ebers Golf Classic

Fremont Public School Foundation's annual golf tournament was renamed in 2014 to honor Jim Ebers, on the right in the back.

The 18th annual Jim Ebers Golf Classic is preparing to the fairways at the Fremont Golf Club next week.

The 4-person scramble sponsored by the Fremont Public Schools Foundation will begin with a noon registration on Monday, July 12, at the Fremont Golf Club. A 1 p.m. shotgun start will follow.

Kevin Eairleywine, executive director of the FPS Foundation, said 28 teams have registered for the event thus far. The scramble is limited to the first 36 teams that enter.

“If we get to 30, the club has to get some more golf carts,” Eairleywine said. “That’ll be a nice problem to have.”

The deadline to register for the event is Wednesday. Registration for the scramble is $125 per person or $85 for FGC members. Those fees include green fees, a golf shirt, cart, dinner, complimentary drinks and pin prizes.

“We are really excited about the number of players we have registered,” Eairleywine said. “We’re very blessed to be in Fremont and this is another example of how blessed we are.”

The money raised from the event will go toward the foundation’s operating costs, according to Eairleywine. Those costs help the foundation facilitate mailings, scholarships and other essential activities.

“These costs are important for us to support that part of the budget so we can continue to do all those other good works and activities,” he said.

The scramble is the largest annual event put on by the FPS Foundation. It also marks a milestone for Eairleywine, who will head the event for the first time as the nonprofit’s executive director.

“I am just beyond excited for this event,” he said. “It’s our largest event that we hold and it will be exciting for this first-timer to go out there and make sure everything is ready.”

Luckily, Eairleywine said he has a strong board to help ensure the event runs smoothly.

“We have a lot of help with this,” he said. “It’s not one person putting this on.”

Eairleywine encourage any teams or sponsors interested in becoming involved in the scramble to register. Potential sponsors can reach Eairleywine by calling 402-727-3027 or emailing him at kevin.eairleywine@fpsmail.org.

“We hope to get a couple more teams involved, but we’re going to have fun no matter how many teams we have.”

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