SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP — Even after two devastating fires that destroyed two historical and important buildings at the Sugar Valley Golf Club, the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will move forward on Aug. 21 beginning at noon at the private golf club, Sugar Valley Golf Club located at 1250 Meade Road.
The money raised will help support the rebuilding of Sugar Valley Golf Club and the operations of the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Area Chamber of Commerce.
“I’m so excited about out our event,” Bellbrook Sugarcreek Area Chamber Executive Director, Chris Ewing said. “As far as we can tell, we are the longest running outing in the area. This will be our 23rd year.”
The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization in the community that provides the community with important information regarding community events, business guides, and information regarding economic development, legislative information, maps and brochures of the area, as well as much more.
The golf outing participation fee will include a day of golf, a golf cart, lunch, refreshments and prizes. But, the most important part of the event is the ability to spend the day with individuals that love the game and love to support great causes.
With the swift planning and organization of the Sugar Valley Golf Club after the two fires, they did not miss a beat. Before the start of the next business day, which both have been determined to be an electrical issue, the club had set up tents and temporary provisions that have worked out perfectly, so, business as usually. The club did not have to reschedule one event. Weddings and other golf outings took place without hiccup.
“It actually works out better, because the tent actually gives us more space than the dining room did,” Sugar Valley Golf Club operation manager, Maura Dashewich said. “People have said that this is actual great because you can get out and walk around and visit with people.”
The plans to rebuild are underway. The club plans on keeping the historic, countryside feel to continue the unique characteristic of the private club so many have come to cherish. “The partners have been traveling around to different club houses all over the place try to figure out what design they want to use here,” Dashewich said.
“This golf outing is to help the chamber raise money for their general fund,” Ewing said. “But then we put that money back into the community with scholarships and other community services we provide. We host business expos, we have a Sugar Maple booth that we hand out information for all the business, and we do the directory that is given to the community. So, the money goes back out to the community.”
To reserve a spot or for more information contact 937-848-4930 or online at www.bellbrooksugarcreekchambers.com/events.
Danielle Coots is an area resident and freelance writer covering events in Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Township.