Habitat for Humanity looking for participants for Tees for Keys Golf Tournament

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity is currently looking for participants for its 14th annual Tees for Keys Golf Tournament, which takes place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 2.

The event will be held at The Golf Club at Red Rock with the hopes of raising funds and awareness.

“Tees for Keys has always been a fun day to come together and golf for a great cause,” says Kenzie Oswald, Black Hills Area Habitat Resource Development Administrator and tournament organizer, “But this year we really want to push ourselves to hit our goal of raising $40,000. With the current housing market and price of materials, Habitat is not only feeling the pressure to build new homes, but to preserve the affordable housing stock in our community through our home repair program.”

The funds from the tournament will go to eight families who are waiting for critical home repairs that are estimated to cost around $58,000. These repair projects range from siding and roof replacements, to outdated plumbing.

Habitat for Humanity says a successful tournament would mean that the organization would raise almost all of the upfront capital needed to tackle these repairs.

“Tees for Keys has raised over $260,000 throughout its 14-year history. That’s roughly the cost of two homes,” says Oswald, “It’s an incredible accomplishment, but I think this year the players will be really motivated by the fact that they can serve 8 families in one day of fun, hopefully in the sun.”

Prizes from Black Hills Party Pedaler, Builders FirstSource, Juniper Restaurant, Mount Rushmore Tours, Scheels and more will be up for grabs. Registration is $700 for a team of four or $175 for single players.

To register for the tournament, click here or call 605-348-9196 for sponsorship opportunities.

Categories: ConnectCenter1-Events, Local News