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Steamboat briefs: Annual YES Golf Tournament seeks sponsors for grants







— The 28th annual Y.E.S. Golf Tournament will take place at Rolling Stone Golf Course in Steamboat Springs on June 1. Money raised from the tournament will be awarded to various graduating seniors and past recipients.

The Young Professionals Network organizes the tournament with the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and has awarded more than $203,000 in scholarships to-date in two categories: Routt County graduating seniors and past recipients.

The Y.E.S. tournament is currently seeking sponsorships from businesses to support the grants given to area students. In exchange for businesses' sponsorships, business sponsors will receive media publicity and golf entry, depending on the sponsor's level of support.

Additionally, prizes are awarded to golfers, and the Y.E.S. committee will gladly accept prize donations. 

For more information about how to become a sponsor or to register for the tournament, contact Reed Jones at yes@steamboatchamber.com or 970-875-7004.

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