The outing is designed to raise money for research into the causes and a possible cure for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and since 2005 has raised more than $40,000.
More than 20 foursomes are registered to participate, with golfers teeing off at 8 a.m. The day will include lunch and awards at the golf course and conclude with a cruise around Lake Wawasee on the famous Lillypad II, departing from the Frog Tavern at 3 p.m.
Golfers will also compete for an array of prizes and gifts certificates including hole-in-one prizes of $10,000, and use of a new car from the Tom Kelley Automotive Group. A popular feature of the outing is the golf ball drop where participants buy as many golf balls as they want for $5 each. The balls are dropped onto a target from the Syracuse Fire Department’s aerial truck and the owner of the ball closest to the bull’s eye wins half the pot.
In another contest, one lucky golfer will have the chance to sink a 60-foot putt for a prize of $5,000. Even non-participants in the outing can purchase golf balls for the ball drop. To participate, stop by the golf course any time Saturday morning before the start or contact Jack Jennings at [email protected] or Jim Kroemer at [email protected]
PSP is a rare neurological disease that claimed the life of Ken Jennings, a former owner of the Frog Tavern, in 2009. His family has continued to organize the golf event each year since 2005 and joining them this year are Jim and Cheryl Kroemer, also from Syracuse. Cheryl was diagnosed with PSP in 2009 and continues to battle the disease.