Scenic Mt. Huff Golf Course is the setting for the annual Veteran’s Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, May 26. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Save the date for golf

Plumas County Veteran’s Services is hosting the annual Veteran’s Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 26, this year versus Memorial Day, as in the past.

Turns out many veteran supporters that donate, like the American Legion and the VFW, are always busy in the public eye at cemeteries handing out flags on Memorial Day and haven’t been able to participate in the past. “I was asked last year if we could do the tournament on a Saturday as then this would enable our veterans from the various posts in Plumas County to participate,” said County Veteran’s Service Officer Jimmy LaPlante.

The sign up sheet is at the Mt. Huff Golf Course in Crescent Mills and vets can call 284-6300 to participate. “We are hoping to sell out this year,” said David Smuts, this year’s tournament director.

The day of golf is free for veterans as a small thank you for their service to the country and includes a delicious steak or chicken luncheon fresh off the Mt. Huff outdoor barbeque. Family members are invited to join their veteran relatives for lunch at $18 a plate.

The day’s events will be organized in a four men/women scramble format.

“As always, we are looking for sponsors for this event,” said LaPlante. “In the past we have had donations from American Legion Post 568 in Greenville and the local VFW Post 3825 here in Quincy.”

LaPlante will be asking at the next post meetings if the posts could support the event for all veterans in Plumas County that participate. “I appreciate the donations and help the various posts have provided in the past,” said LaPlante.

If members from the VFW Post 3758 and the American Legion Post 329 in Portola, and the American Legion Post 664 in Chester would like to donate, contact David Smuts at 258-9160 as the director for this event and a Navy veteran. Smuts said, “We are trying to get it a little more organized this year. Last year was such a mess because of all of the flooding.”

Smuts is warming up his game in Houston, Texas. “It’s 80 degrees down here,” said Smuts. “I think I’m going to get out there and play some golf.” Way to rub it in Dave.

If any individual wants to donate for this event, contact Smuts.If you cannot contact Smuts, call LaPlante, 283-6275.