Community to host memorial fundraisers
¢ The Josh Gaffney Memorial Golf Tournament and Silent Auction is today, May 29, at Falcon Lakes Golf Course, 4605 Clubhouse Dr., Basehor.
The four-player scramble will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and feature prizes for the first- and second-place teams, as well as hole prizes and a putting contest. The tee package includes 18 holes of golf, cart, gift bag and lunch at Kelley's Grill and Bar in Basehor.
The cost is $90 per golfer and the tournament is limited to the first 144 players to sign up. Entry forms can be picked up at First State Bank and Trust, 155th Street and State Avenue, Basehor, or by e-mailing tournament chair Matthew Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. The entry deadline is May 27.
Josh Gaffney, a 14-year-old Basehor-Linwood Middle student, lost his life in a vehicle accident April 27, while his family was traveling to Fort Benning, Ga. All the proceeds from the tournament and auction will go to the Josh Gaffney Memorial Fund at First State Bank and Trust.
¢ The Michael Armstrong Memorial Cookout will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 31 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, on the Basehor-Linwood High School grounds.
Just look for the big tent to enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks for $4. Desserts will be available for purchase at a bake sale and guests can also have their cars washed for a donation.
All the proceeds will go into the Michael Armstrong Memorial Fund at Union Bank and Trust to help the family with funeral costs.
Armstrong, a 2005 BLHS graduate, was killed in a vehicle accident April 14 in Colorado.
For more information, call Pam Poe at (913) 219-4899.