By Michelle Colesanti

It’s time for the Second Annual Rock & Roll Golf Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, September 20 beginning at 1 p.m. at River Hills Country Club located at 3943 New River Hills Pkwy. located in Valrico.

One of only two fundraisers that will be held this year, the golf tournament will help chorus members raise money for its upcoming trip to Rome in December 2014.

As the smooth and successful function of the Bloomingdale High School chorus costs money not supplied by the county, local fundraisers supported by students, parents and the community are a necessity to keep it thriving.

Individual player fees are $80; foursomes are $300. Five different sponsorship levels ranging from $100-$1500 are offered.

There will be contests, a silent auction, raffles, and trophies for first, second and third place winners. Other goodies include exclusive swag bags, 8×10 in. team photo, two drink tickets (non-alcoholic) per person, complimentary dinner, pre-set carts, professional computation of results and event scoring.

Players are required to wear proper golfing attire and shoes. Metal spikes are not allowed.

The Bloomingdale High School chorus is seeking the participation and sponsorships of community members and businesses. Any businesses that can offer donations for the swag bags, auction items and prizes for the golfers as well as to sign up for sponsorships will be greatly appreciated.

Ed Morse has already offered to sponsor the hole-in-one prizes. Besides a Fiat and a Caddy, it has also donated a two-night stay at TPC Sawgrass, Razor X Black Irons, head to toe Travis Matthew outfit and a $500 shopping spree.

One of the coordinators for this event, Taya Fagan, said, “This year will be bigger and better. Our department hopes to far exceed the amount raised from last year.”

To register for the tournament or for more information, visit

Individuals interested in donating items or helping with sponsorships can e-mail Fagan at

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Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.