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Rotary putts, serves, deals for annual event
by James Swift
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Roswell Rotary club members and sponsors prepare this year's Aubrey Green Golf Tournament and the second annual Hagan Cup Classic.
Roswell Rotary club members and sponsors prepare this year's Aubrey Green Golf Tournament and the second annual Hagan Cup Classic.
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On Sept. 8, the Country Club of Roswell will be the site of not just one, but two charity competitions — the 36th annual Aubrey Greenway Golf tournament and the second Hagan Cup Classic tennis tournament.

Sponsored by the Roswell Rotary Club, the all-day festivities will also include a Vegas-style casino and both a live and silent auction, with items up for bid including a week-long Tuscan Villa trip and a four-person South African safari.

“Last year was our biggest fundraiser in our history,” said Bob Hagan, Roswell Rotarian and incoming District 6900 governor. The 2013 event, he said, raised almost $200,000 for local charities.

“What I really like about this is that instead of just giving money to one particular charity,” said event chair Adele Hamilton, “the monies we raise here go to benefit so many different, and very deserving, charities in our community.”

The upcoming event benefits more than 30 nonprofits, including the STAR House Foundation, HomeStretch and the Child Development Association.

“We touch just about every charity in north Fulton County,” Hagan said. The 2014 fundraiser goal, he said, has been set at about $150,000.

Proceeds from the fundraiser, Hamilton added, will also go towards the Rotary’s “Lunches for Learning” program in Honduras.

The events’ many sponsors, Hamilton said, include Sterling Healthcare, North Fulton Hospital and Nalley Lexus-Roswell.

“We expect close to 250 golfers and about 100 tennis players,” she said. “If you add on to that all of the volunteers, we’ll have well over 400 people attending.”

Golf registration opens at 7 a.m.; the first round is scheduled half an hour later, with the second flight set for 1 p.m. Tennis registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; the first heat is expected to begin at 9 a.m., with the second round scheduled for 3 p.m.

The On the Deck casino will open its doors at 5:30 p.m., with tables set up for poker, craps and Texas Hold ‘Em. Auctions, a raffle and an awards ceremony are all scheduled for 6 p.m., with the evening concluding with a 6:30 p.m. celebration dinner.

Tennis tournament entry fees start at $85, while golf tournament entry fees begin at $300. Party passes for the post-tournament festivities are $50.

“We are there from 5:30 in the morning setting up to 11 or 12 at night,” Hamilton said. “There is so much camaraderie.”

The country club is at 2500 Club Springs Drive. More information on the event can be found at roswellrotary.club/fund.

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