140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Put your team together and join us in sunny Arizona for a weekend of fun and frivolity while representing your Temple.

Over the past 11 years we here at El Zaribah have enjoyed what has grown to be one of the premier golf tournaments in the Valley of the Sun, the annual Shriners Golf
Classic, that benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. Well, last year we stepped it up to another level and started the “Red Fez Invitational”.

The second annual Red Fez Invitational will be incorporated into our annual Shriners Golf Classic and is open to all Shrine Temples (or outlying Shrine Clubs) to participate. Shriner teams must be comprised of Shriners only and shall compete for a large traveling trophy. A Shrine Temple may enter as many teams as they wish. Tournament format will be a 4 person scramble with Shrine teams competing in both the Shriners Golf Classic and Red Fez Invitational. Golf Tournament is April 25, 2009. Pre-tournament party, April 24, 2009. Of course, our goal is to build the Red Fez Invitational to a stand alone tournament.

The winning team, just like Khiva Temple from Amarillo, Texas who won it in 2008, will have its Temple’s name engraved on the traveling trophy that will be sent to that Temple (or Shrine Club) for display after the tournament. Each member (4) of that winning team shall also receive an individual trophy for themselves. The traveling trophy shall be returned to El Zaribah each year during the month of February.

Adhering to our slogan, “Shriners, having fun and helping children”, we want to make sure you have just that on your visit. Visiting Temple teams will be assigned an El Zaribah “Ambassador” to assist with transportation to and from the airport as well as events throughout the weekend. Prior to your team’s arrival, we will make contact with them to learn of their travel plans and to offer assistance.

Aside from the golf pre-party known as “The Bash Before The Clash”, you’ll enjoy a steak luncheon immediately following the tournament as well as a special Red Fez Invitational Awards Banquet held at the El Zaribah Shrine Temple, later that evening. This banquet is included in your entry fee and does include your lady. IF, we get enough interest, we will plan a “Ladies Getaway” while the men are playing golf, which will also be included in your entry fee.

More detailed information as well as entry forms and a list of hotels that are offering special “Shriner Rates” during your stay can be found at http://www.sandbaggersgolf.com/ We have also arranged a special rate for a practice round at The Legacy Golf Resort for Shriners only on Thursday or Friday, April 23rd and 24th
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