Four-person golf teams are encouraged to sign up for the fifth annual Duggy Nelson Memorial Golf Tournament at Sunset View Golf Course which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11.

The 18-hole event will begin at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. Cost to play is $50 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, prize money and a $10 donation to the scholarship fund. There will also be a lunch and beverage cart available throughout the event.

Anyone can participate in the golf event by forming a four-person team, by filling in on an existing team or by being a hole event sponsor.

Those who are unable to participate can still donate items for prizes or make a monetary donation.

Many Chetek and Barron County residents, police departments, fire departments, sheriff’s departments and first responders knew Nelson personally or by the uniform he wore. He was a police lieutenant and volunteer firefighter in Chetek for over 30 years.

For his service to Chetek and Barron County, it is the wish of the Nelson family to establish a scholarship in Duggy’s memory. The scholarship(s) will be intended for a graduating senior(s), with no discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion or ethnic background, who has plans to pursue a career in law enforcement at a vocational/technical school, college or university. The scholarships are also available for future firefighters and EMTs.

In the past five years, 12 scholarships have been awarded to C-W and area seniors.

To sign up, donate or for more information, contact Sherri Nelson at 715-764-9029, Dale Nelson at 715-458-5541 or Sue Norton in the Sunset View golf shop at 715-859-6311. Checks should be made to the Duggy Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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