Golf tourney to benefit YSA |

Golf tourney to benefit YSA

On Friday morning, Youth Sports Alliance will host one of the first-ever golf tournaments at the new Canyons Golf Course.

Starting at 9 a.m., the tournament will be a scramble with a shotgun start.

Christy Dias, the director of events and sponsorships at YSA, said the tournament should be a lot of fun for those involved.

"We have some Olympians that are playing," she said. "Shannon Bahrke and Derek Parra will play and maybe a few more will, too."

Dias added that several local companies will be doing some fun sponsorship activities, as well.

"Ritual Chocolate is sponsoring a hole with snacks and a fun drink," she said. "And we have a food truck — Black’s Sliders Food Truck."

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In addition to the 18-hole tournament, Dias said there will be several other competitions for participants, too.

"We have closest-to-the-pin, longest-drive and hole-in-one competitions, too," she said.

The big prize for the hole-in-one contest is a 2015 Nissan 250, Dias added.

"Some of the other prizes are skis, multiple Canyons season passes and a bicycle," she said. "We have great gift bags, too."

Dias said this event, which the organization plans to continue next summer, will be a great way to raise money during the winter sports offseason.

"Jans Winter Welcome is our main fundraising event of the year and we raise quite a bit of money for the kids," she said. "But we have such a need for more. There are so many kids out there that we’re not able to give scholarships to, so we wanted to do a summer fundraiser to help raise more money. We’re trying to think of new and creative ways for us to try to help with funding for these kids."

The Youth Sports Alliance "provides financial assistance to deserving athletes in Park City and surrounding communities," according to Dias. The money raised at the golf tournament will help the organization hand out scholarships to help children participate in winter sports.

Registration is $250 per player or $1,000 per team. The tournament will be capped at 120 golfers.

"We have about 80 players so far and we’re hoping for around 100," Dias said on Monday. "But we’ll end registration at 120."

Contact Christy Dias at or by phone at 802-236-0601 to volunteer or to sponsor a hole or team. Register for the tournament at .