Tee off the Air Capital Classic tournament with fun, food and philanthropy

Written by Julie Schillings

Skirting the scenic 18th green at Crestview Country Club, partygoers gather for one of the year's most anticipated events the annual SPLURGE! Party.

Kicking off more than a week of events associated with the Air Capital Classic, a highlight on the Web.com Tour, the party takes place on June 17 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy the beautiful golf course setting and also have access to the BKD air-conditioned suite. Carrabba's Italian Grill returns as the caterer, and Sweetly Scrumptious will serve desserts. XClusive Event Services will run the open bar.

SPLURGE! Party admission is $75 and will include a chance to win one of two grand prizes in the helicopter ball drop. Guests can purchase additional opportunities to win on the evening of the party.

Fun and games

Back by popular demand, a helicopter hovering over the green will drop the top ten golf balls. This year, The Douglas Wealth Management Group upgraded their prize package to award two lucky winners. The prizes include a Porsche Driving Experience in Atlanta or a 1,000 Bradley Fair Shopping Experience. The winner whose ball lands closest to the pin will have the opportunity to select their prize package first. The second closest ball to the pin will receive the remaining prize package. Each is valued in excess of 1,200.

Another party highlight is the putting contest. Four lucky guests will be paired with members of the KWCH Channel 12 team: morning anchor Jenn Bates, meteorologist Mark Larson, morning anchor Scott Evans and reporter Amanda Jaeger. The winning team will take home a putter donated by The Golf Warehouse.

Let's dance

The fun continues when Annie Up takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. A local favorite, this high energy cover band will keep the dance floor filled. Annie Up's six vocalists take turns crooning modern favorites and tunes from generations past.

Party fore a great cause

The party includes plenty of food, drinks and entertainment and there's a purpose too. SPLURGE! and the Air Capital Classic selected Main Place Youth as this year's SPLURGE! Party beneficiary.

Publisher Jody Klein said, "We had over 50 non-profit organizations apply to be our beneficiary. It was a tough decision which is why it took our board hours to select one organization."

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