The four-person scramble raises funds for Josh Heupel’s #14 Foundation, which is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of children-in-need.
The tournament has become a staple of FireLake Golf Course’s summer schedule, thanks in large part to the cooperation between the tribe and Ken Heupel, father of the University of Oklahoma legend and current offensive coordinator.
“We hold the tournament at FireLake Golf Course because of the great relationship between the foundation and Citizen Potawatomi,” said Ken Heupel. “Josh Heupel's #14 Foundation and CPN have a shared vision of serving the needs of Oklahoma's youth. On top of that FireLake Golf Course is beautiful and the community is so supportive.”
Sarah Lawerance, Fitness Trainer at CPN’s Wellness Center, has helped organize the golf tournament since it was first hosted by FireLake Golf Course in 2010.
“Ken Heupel and I were talking about fundraisers for the #14 Foundation and I suggested we do a golf tournament,” Lawerance explained. “I am proud of the Nation and all the different entities that we have to offer. Citizen Potawatomi Nation has been a big supporter of the tournament and its fundraising, and FireLake Golf Course’s Chris Chesser, Darren Day and the staff have been very helpful each year making it a success.”
While some spots have been filled, the tournament is still taking teams for the June 17 tournament. The four-person scramble format costs $500. Each team gets a gift bag as well as a photo and plays a hole with Josh Heupel.
Aside from helping fund a good cause, participants also have an opportunity to win a number of cash prizes. The team winning first place takes the $1,000 prize, while second and third place pay $500 and $250 respectively.
There are two, hole-in-one challenges, the first paying out $2,000, the second $500. Prizes are also up for grabs from a closest to the hole and longest drive contests.
If you’re interested in playing in this year’s tournament, contact Sarah Lawerance by phone at 405-630-5155 or by email at 14Foundation@gmail.com.
Find more information about the Josh Heupel 14 Foundation at http://www.the14foundation.com/