8th annual Putt for Paws set for Aug. 20

Participants play mini-golf at a previous Putt for Paws event


Polish up your putt-putt skills, Fayetteville. It’s time for a mini-golf tournament for a great cause.

The 8th annual Putt for Paws event is set for Saturday, Aug. 20 at Gator Golf in Fayetteville, and will raise funds for the Humane Society of the Ozarks.

The entry fee is $25, and includes a round of mini-golf, a t-shirt, and a buffet-style lunch at Foghorn’s. Two person team entires are also available for $50, and Humane Society Members get $5 off their entry fee.

The golf tourney will begin at 9 a.m., followed by lunch at Foghorn’s beginning at 11 a.m. Live music will be provided by The Pool Boys at that time, and raffle drawings will take place at noon. Several adoptable animals will also be on hand for folks to meet.

A free shuttle service from the midtown Foghorn’s location (1815 Green Acres Rd.) will be provided to and from Gator Golf. Parking will be availabe at the restaurant, on Green Acres Road, as well as at the former AQ Chicken location on College Avenue.

The event has grown to become a major fundraiser for the Humane Society over the years. According to organizer Jeff Hodges, Putt for Paws raised over $16,000 last year, and a total of well over $50,000 since it began in 2008.

This year, Hodges said he’s already raised over $16,000 of his $20,000 goal through hole sponsorships alone. All of the proceeds from the event go directly to the Humane Society of the Ozarks, as any expenses not covered through donations are paid by Foghorn’s directly.

For a bit more information about Putt for Paws, check out the Facebook page for the event.