May 25, 2012
Contact: Jan Johnson, 406-452-6406

Golf Ball On TeeRalph Parker Memorial Golf Tournament

GREAT FALLS, MT (May 25, 2012) – The 20th annual Ralph Parker Memorial Golf Tournament to raise scholarship funds for Montana State University students is Saturday, June 16 at the Harvest Hills Golf Club near Fairfield.

The benefit event is open to teams of four.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM with a shot-gun start at 10:00 AM.  A barbecue and prize presentation follows the tournament.  The $55 entry fee includes the barbecue and green fees.  Flights will be arranged by handicap. 

All proceeds go to scholarships.  In each of the past several years, the benefit has raised at least $5,000 annually for scholarships for students studying cooperative business principles.  In 2011, the total amount donated to MSU for scholarships topped $100,000.

The annual event is held in memory of Ralph Parker, a longtime Sun River farmer and dairyman who was instrumental in establishing electric, telephone, marketing and supply cooperatives in Central Montana.

The event is organized by Farm Credit Services, Farmers Union Insurance Co., Ethel Parker, Karl Dorr, Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association (MECA) and the Montana Farmers Union.

To participate as a player or sponsor, please contact the Montana Farmers Union at 406-452-6406, or toll free at 800-234-4071