Golfers are invited to participate in the 19th annual Golf Fore Kids event to benefit children and family programs in Story County. The event, sponsored by 3M and Hach, will take place Friday, Aug. 3, at Ames Golf and Country Club.


The 2017 Golf Fore Kids event raised nearly $23,000, thanks to generous support from local businesses. Those dollars helped to provide necessities for the Infant Pantry Program, covered transportation costs for day care centers to attend library programs, helped cover the cost of dental and vision care for students from families with low-incomes, boosted parent education programming in Ames, provided materials and books to support early literacy throughout Story County and much more.


The 18-hole, four-person best shot tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. Each hole features an opportunity to learn about United Way of Story County partner agencies. A raffle and silent auction with complimentary appetizers will follow the outing. Registration is $100 per golfer, which includes green fee, cart, lunch, and food following the tournament. Interested individuals should register online at www.uwstory.org by July 29.