Golfers and goldens will tee off at Troon

Golfers will encounter some furry four-footed companions when they tee off at Rescue A Golden of Arizona’s “Links of Gold” Golf Tournament at Troon North Golf club in north Scottsdale on September 15, 2012.

Links of Gold is the signature fundraising event for Rescue A Golden of Arizona (RAGofAZ), an all-volunteer non-profit organization that has been rescuing golden retrievers since 1998.  “We rescue goldens of all ages and medical conditions, and are continuously raising funds to pay our veterinarian expenses,” said Bob Schillaci, President of RAGofAZ.  “Without a doubt, Links of Gold is our favorite event of the year, and our most important.  Golfers love to play Troon’s Pinnacle Course, and non-golfers also have a great time at our yappy hour and buffet dinner.  And everyone gets to show some love to our Golden “ambassadogs,” who are always up for some head scratching and belly rubs.”

The event kicks off with a four-person scramble shot gun start at 1:30 PM followed by a cash bar yappy hour at 5:30 PM and a buffet dinner at 6:30 PM.  Throughout the event, attendees can purchase tickets for an array of raffle prizes, including a flat screen television, a $500 US Airways gift card, wine refrigerator, free golf and more.  Proceeds help RAGofAZ to provide preventative and sometimes life-saving medical care to rescued golden retrievers, who are then placed, through adoption, in new “forever” homes.

RAGofAZ is particularly pleased to introduce Capsuline as its presenting sponsor for the tournament.  Capsuline, an e-commerce business based in Pompano Beach, Florida, is a world-wide supplier of high quality affordable capsule supplements and products for pets and their humans.  “Having a corporate sponsor like Capsuline brings greater prestige and importance to our golf tournament,” said Schillaci.  “But other sponsorships are still available, some for as little as $150.00, so we encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch with us before August 31st to secure a sponsorship.”

RAGofAZ invites golfers to register now to play on the coveted Pinnacle Course or attend just the cash bar yappy hour and buffet dinner (go to  Registration fee is $145.00 for individual golfer, $500.00 for a foursome and $35.00 for dinner only.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by August 31, 2012.

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