Big Brothers Big Sisters lining up Putt-A-Round players

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley (BBBSMV) is lining up participants for its 17th Putt-A-Round, a miniature golf tournament and fundraiser, at the RiverCenter’s Great Hall in downtown Davenport.

More than “20 area businesses and organizations custom design and build fantastic holes for participants to test their skills, have fun, win prizes and raise dollars for one-to-one mentoring in the Quad Cities,” according to BBBSMV’s website. 

This year’s three-day event is Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 2-4, at the RiverCenter located at 136 E. Third St. Last year’s Putt-A-Round was canceled by COVID-19 and replaced by a virtual trivia contest. 

The tournament offers a number of tee times over the lunch hour, happy hour, and evening for groups of co-workers, families and friends to come out and join the fun. Each shift includes food prepared by area restaurants, a cash bar, DJ, and numerous contests and drawings for cash and donated gift items.  

Available Putt-A-Round shift times are:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2, 3-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 3, 3-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 3-5 p.m., and 6-8 p.m.

More than 1,200 people attend Putt-A-Round annually and it is considered by many a “must-do” winter activity, the organization said.

Is this a tournament? Yes and no, Putt-A-Round organizers say. Each foursome has the option of keeping a scorecard that can be turned in at the completion of play. BBBSMV will list all the companies, organizations and teams participating each shift and lists each team’s final score.

Contests include: hole in ones, highest and lowest scores and a number of challenges (between teams, departments, businesses, industry). Challenges issued for 2022 include fire/police, financial, school, service club, breweries, golf courses and manufacturing. If you have an idea for a challenge, BBBSMV will work with you to make it happen.

To participate, organize a group of friends, family members or co-workers to join you. Contact your employer to see if he or she would sponsor your participation or help underwrite employee teams. 

Register online using this link. Payment is required through the online system. To pay by check or be invoiced, use the organization’s paper registration. You will be asked to provide player information prior to the event so organizers can prepare your participation.   

The entry fee is $30 per player and gives the player access to the course, ball, a putter, and food at the 19th hole. There also are special value packs that can be purchased for $20 that include 50/50 tickets, raffle tickets for more than 15 great packages, and on-course contests.

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