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Sept. 7 Ladies Charity Golf Event important fundraiser for Someplace Safe

Contact Perham Lakeside Golf Club (218-346-6070) to register for the 4-Lady scramble and support Someplace Safe.

The Perham Ladies Charity 7th annual Golf Event to benefit Someplace Safe will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Perham Lakeside Golf Club.

The event is an important fundraiser for Someplace Safe, a nonprofit organization working to eliminate violence in West Central Minnesota and beyond.

“People come in with so many different needs,” Karry Spinar, Crime Victim Advocate, said. “The needs change from person to person.”

The golf tournament is gaining momentum after reaching their highest number of attendees last year of 60 golfers.

“We have lots of out of town teams and great attendance from our locals too,” Tournament Coordinator Connie Mort said.

Connie, along with her husband Brian, have run the tournament since its inception.

“It was Connie’s idea,” Brian said.

The Morts are responsible for a lot of community action in Perham, namely the tall task of running concessions at Perham High School events, which raises much needed funds for the athletic and arts programs at the school.

The tournament is made possible by the generosity of many Perham sponsors.

“The support of the community is great,” said Mort. “We beat the pavement and everybody opens up.”

The donations from local businesses are given away at the tournament via door prizes, raffles and a silent auction.

The goal of the event is a fun time on the golf course but more importantly to raise funds for an important cause.

“It’s very important to help keep us going,” said Spinar.

The four-lady scramble will begin with lunch and registration at 11 a.m. Sept. 7, followed by a shotgun start at noon.

Cost is $65 per person and includes golf with cart and prize money.

To register teams, contact Lakeside Golf Club at 218-346-6070.

For more information, contact Connie Mort at 218-346-6070 or via email

Someplace Safe is dedicated to serving victims and survivors of domestic violence. Someplace Safe’s programming currently includes: a 24-Hour Crisis Line; Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and General Crimes Advocacy services; Parenting Time Centers for parent-child exchanges and supervised visitation; and a Thrift Store.

For more information about Someplace Safe visit their website

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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