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Education Foundation tee’s off a new fundraising year

Dale Thompson, Of the Record staff

The Park City Education Foundation is looking to break the $1 million dollar mark.

"This next year we would like to raise over a million dollars, we think with our support in the community we can do that," said foundation executive director Lynn Heinlein. She added reaching this goal will help the foundation support over $500,000 in programs for the Park City School District.

The new fundraising year will kick off with a classic clambake dinner dance and 18th annual golf classic held on July 29 and 31 at the Park Meadows Country Club.

Traditional East Coast fare will be served at the Legacy Auto Group classic clambake including clams, lobster and berry cobbler.

"It’s fun to see everybody in their summer outfits hacking away at lobster," Heinlein said.

The clambake will also include music by local band Small House in addition to a live and silent auction.

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"We have fabulous auction items again this year," Heinlein said.

One is a VIP Kentucky Derby package which includes round trip private jet service from Salt Lake City to Louisville, Ky., for six people, hotel accommodations at the Hilton Gardens and clubhouse box seats on Friday and Saturday for the running of the Kentucky Oats and The Kentucky Derby.

Attendees at the clambake dinner dance will also have the opportunity to bid on a Cabo fishing adventure on board the "Go Fisch" yacht as part of the ESPN show, "Offshore Fishing Adventures," a week-long golf tip in Costa Rica, a rare white lab puppy and more.

After bidders have their fill of clam and lobster on Saturday, some will return the following Monday to participate in the Prime Steak House Golf Tournament eighteenth annual golf classic.

The format is a modified scramble shootout.

"This is supposed to be a fun, more competitive format," Heinlein said.

The two-person teams will be flighted by handicap and flight winners will participate in a shootout. The top three teams will be awarded autographed Louisville Slugger bats and the grand prize winner receives a weekend trip.

Heinlein praised the organizational efforts of the event chairs Joe Markham and LeeAnn Strong-Miller.

"It’s a nice way to kick off the year and socialize with our supporters and donors," Heinlein said.

Tickets for the classic clambake dinner dance are $150 per person. The event will be held at Park Meadows Country Club on Saturday, July 29 starting at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the golf tournament are $250 per person or $500 for two, which includes tickets to the clambake. The event will take place on Monday, July 31. Golfers registration and a light breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. The practice range will be open at that hour. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. with awards and a lunch buffet taking place at 2 p.m.

To purchase tickets call the Park City Education Foundation at: (435) 615-0235.

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