Golf tourney to raise funds for future lugers

LAKE PLACID — For the second year in a row, USA Luge will host a golf tournament to raise money for the team.

“Many of our athletes play golf in their downtime,” said Brenna Margol Payne, the director of development for the USA Luge Foundation. “We decided last year to blend our athletes’ most favorite sports to create one of our largest fundraisers of the year.”

On June 10, luge fans and families will gather for a golf tournament at Craig Wood Golf and Country Club in Lake Placid, to raise funds for the team. Individual golfers can register for $150; foursomes are $600; and sponsorships for holes are available ranging from $500 to $1,000.

2022 Olympians will be on the greens as well. A tour of the USA Luge facility and a silent auction will also take place on the evening of June 9, at USA Luge headquarters, located at 57 Church St. in Lake Placid.

USA Luge, headquartered in Lake Placid, has only two facilities where athletes train, the other being in Park City, Utah. Due to the unique nature of the sport, costs related for training and travel can be high, as much of the competition occurs overseas.

“The USA Luge Foundation is the fundraising arm of USA Luge. At our first golf tournament held last year, we had a successful event that helped raise critical funds for our athletes,” said Payne. “We hope to attract luge fans and golf enthusiasts to help grow our sport and continue our success at World Championship and Olympic competitions. The funding the golfers raise will be integral to our athletes’ achievements.”

For more information about the event and to sign up, visit https://bit.ly/LugeGolf23 or contact Payne at brenna@usaluge.org.


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