MWRCSF golf tournament raises funds for scholarships

The Midwest Rail Craft Scholarship Foundation will hold a charity golf tournament on July 10-11 to benefit the children of rail union members.

Last year, the Midwest Rail Craft Scholarship Foundation (MWRCSF) awarded scholarships to 28 children of railroaders from many crafts and union affiliations, assisting them with their educational expenses.

Most of the money raised by the MWRCSF comes from annual golf tournaments, contributions and sponsorships. The MWRCSF usually schedules two golf tournaments per year - one near Kansas City and one near Lincoln, Neb.

This year's Kansas City Golf Tourney will be held on July 10 and 11 at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Lawson, Mo.

A $110 registration fee (per person) includes: a practice round on Sunday, July 10; a two-man scramble that will start at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 11 (27 holes with a cart); lunch, food and drinks during the tournament; and a pre-tournament party. There will also be prizes and raffle tickets.

The Lincoln, Neb., Tourney is tentatively scheduled for September (date to be determined).

To register for the Kansas City Golf Tourney, please use the form available on the BLET website at:

The MWRCSF is still accepting scholarship applications for the coming year and its deadline is June 15, 2005. To be eligible, applicants must live in one of the following states: Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. Please use the application on the BLET website at:


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