Golf tournament to help Harrison Symphony students perform in France

Special to Lakeland Local –

The Harrison School for the Arts Symphony Orchestra is the first American symphony orchestra ever invited to perform at the prestigious Festival of Reeds, held June 22-26 in La Croix Valmer, France.

The Harrison Symphony will play three concerts and has the honor of giving the festival’s closing performance. To help raise funds for the trip, Harrison presents its fourth annual golf tournament Feb. 22 at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City.

“The opportunity to perform at this festival is the opportunity of a lifetime for our orchestra students,” said Rob Lambert, Harrison’s director of winds and percussion. “These incredibly talented young musicians have been practicing diligently and working hard to help raise funds for this trip. We hope community members, especially golfer and supporters of arts education, will get involved and help make this fun tournament a great success.”

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From left: Noheli Gomez, Director Rob Lambert, Laura Hagerty and Erin Cascioli

The public is invited to play, and sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. The best-ball scramble tournament begins at noon Feb. 22 with a shotgun start and includes a putting contest and longest-drive contest. An Italian buffet dinner, awards ceremony and silent auction immediately follow the tournament.

Players can register now for $475 per team or $125 per golfer. A limited number of hole sponsorships are available for $100 or $75 with a paid foursome.

Harrison offers the following sponsorship opportunities:

· “Music Director” tournament sponsor: $5,000 donation (includes two Golf 4-somes*, eight Harrison Symphony golf shirts, hole-sponsor sign, eight season tickets to Harrison Symphony performances, full-page ad in Symphony season program and eight pairs of Sundog sunglasses).

· “Maestro” level sponsor: $2,500 donation (includes one Golf 4-some*, four Harrison Symphony golf shirts, hole-sponsor sign, four season tickets to Harrison Symphony performances, half-page ad in Symphony season program and four pairs of Sundog sunglasses).

· “Masterwork” level sponsor: $1,000 donation (includes one Golf 4-some*, two Harrison Symphony golf shirts, hole-sponsor sign, two season tickets to Harrison Symphony performances, quarter-page ad in Symphony season program and four pairs of Sundog sunglasses).

· “Symphony” level sponsor: $550 donation (includes Golf 4-some* and sign).

· “Artist” level sponsor: $100 donation (includes hole sponsor sign).

*Golf 4-some includes greens fees, cart, range balls, cash bar and Italian buffet dinner.

Rated among the best in Florida, Lake Jovita’s two championship courses, set in the rolling hills of northeast Pasco County, offer elevation changes, dramatic vistas, and challenging golf. The PGA Tour has twice selected the South Course, designed by Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman and noted architect Kurt Sandness, to host the Second Stage of Q-School.

To register as a player or sponsor contact Jamie Burris at Jamie.burris@polk-fl.net or (863) 648-0393.

Lakeland Local photographer Tom Hagerty is a volunteer for the Harrison School for the Arts. The information above was supplied to other media outlets in December. Lakeland Local welcomes the opportunity to publish similar opportunities to help any Lakeland school. We reserve the right to edit such releases and publish them at our discretion.


Creative Commons License photo credit: Tom Hagerty