FARMINGTON -- More than 150 golfers teed-off at the 14th annual Commissioner's Cup, adding as much as $18,000 more to give to area youth education programs.
The final net tally for the Commissioner's Cup Golf Tournament, held Wednesday at the county-owned-and-operated Valley View Golf Course in Layton, will be tabulated within the next few weeks.
But participation and sponsorships were up from last year's event, Davis County Community and Economic Development Director Kent Sulser said. This year's tournament had 152 participants, compared to the 144 who competed last year, Sulser said.
Based on those figures, and a slight increase in sponsorships, Sulser is projecting a net revenue to the county of between $17,000 to $18,000. The same tournament last year generated $17,000, Davis County Commissioner Louenda Downs said.
That will be used by the commission to support Davis County youths with their education, Downs said.
The money generated in the past has been used to assist area high schools with safe school graduation-night parties, she said.
The success of this year's tournament in the face of a shaky economy is a reflection on the tradition of the event. People try to find ways to participate in such activities even in these tight times, Downs said.
"There are business (people) that came by saying, 'This is how they want to give back,'ââ" she said.
In September, the county will send letters to the groups that have in the past applied for a portion of the grant money raised from the golf tournament. The county will also be mailing letters to those organizations that support Davis youths with their education needs that have yet to apply for funds.
Downs said the commission will begin awarding the funds in December.