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Rainbow Village golf tourney is May 7

DULUTH -- Imagine playing golf on a course of "undulating Bermuda fairways threaded through stately stands of towering oak, pine and maple trees, with numerous streams, lakes and hills."

Sound nice?

That's how the folks at TPC Sugarloaf describe the 27-hole course where an upcoming golf tournament on May 7 will raise money for Rainbow Village, a transitional housing community for homeless families with children.

The format will be a four-player team scramble. Teams will be accepted by entry form or made up from individual entries based on handicaps. With a shotgun start at noon, there will be more than 4.5 hours to enjoy the course.

At the end of the day, dinner will be served. For $25, non-golfers are welcome to join the group for dinner.

The registration deadline is April 30. To register, visit www.rainbowvillage.org.

The player package is $225, and foursomes are $800. The prices include bag handling and club drop, range balls, green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, a golf gift pack and a discounted rate for a return visit to play TPC Sugarloaf in the future.

Sandra Cathy, chief development officer for Rainbow Village, said the organization "looks forward every year to seeing our friends and supporters play golf to support our families and our mission."

Rainbow Village offers a "village" model where homeless families can find refuge, recover and learn to rebuild their lives with the support of a community-based family surrounding them.

Since 1991, more than 700 men, women, children and youth have successfully completed the program.