Thursday, September 27, 2012

For a Change

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM

How's this for a fun literary fund-raiser? A golf tournament. And how's this to add to the challenge? Players are limited to using one club only over the course of nine holes. That's right. One club. And it's up to the player to pick. A putter? Great on the green but what'll it take to get to the green? Or a wood? Good at getting the ball off the tee but good luck getting the ball into the hole. Or through or over the trees. In which case, bet players wish they'd decided on an iron. Because this is the Overton Park Golf Course, and trees can be a hazard, probably will be a hazard on Saturday, September 29th. That's when the One Club Challenge takes place to benefit Literacy Mid-South.

Teams consist of two golfers, each playing his or her ball. And each team pays a $100 entry fee. Not up to the challenge? Spectating encouraged. First-flight shotgun start is at 10 a.m. Second flight: 1 p.m. To find out more or to register to play or to sponsor, go here. Need more information? Call Literacy Mid-South at 327-6000.

And to round off the day, consider making a change. The place: Java Cabana in Cooper-Young. The time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The occasion: "100 Thousand Poets for Change." The idea: poets from around the world reading their work on Saturday night to promote social, environmental, and political change. Among the poets scheduled locally: Mary Burns (owner of Java Cabana), Heather Dobbins-Combs, Whit Griffin, Corey Mesler, John Reed, and Bobby Rogers.

Saturday night's program (suggested donation $5 per person) benefits the Lowenstein House, which assists those with mental health disorders to become contributing members of the larger community. Questions about Memphis' contribution to the international "100 Thousand Poets for Change"? Call Mary Burns at 272-7210 or Corey Mesler at 278-7484.

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