The 7th annual Bob Duncan Memorial Golf Outing, sponsored by the Eureka American Legion Post 466, will be held Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Fairlakes Golf Club in Secor. All golfers are invited. Fun will be the word of the day as prizes, awards, raffles, food and bragging rights will highlight the event.
Golfers from all over Woodford County, as well as Bloomington and Peoria, join together to make this successful event a “must do” summer golf activity. The time is now to sign up for a great opportunity to join in the comradery. Start time will be a shotgun-start at 8 a.m. Cost for club members cost is $30, non-members $45. The field is limited to the first 25 paid teams. Call Fairlakes Golf Club at (309) 744-2222 to register a team or to enter.
The Eureka American Legion Post will again be the recipients of the tournament proceeds, which they will use to help fellow veterans and to support veteran’s programs.
The Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. There are 2.4 million American Legion Veterans in the U.S. The Legion first drafted the “G.I.” Bill, and now eight million veterans go to school, get jobs, buy houses and raise families. They also led efforts to create the Veteran’s Administration.
The Legion provides free professional assistance for any veteran in filing and pursuing claims. Additionally, 20,000 young men participate every year in Boys State -- a program dedicated to promoting leadership. Boys State alums include Michael Jordan, Neil Armstrong and Bill Clinton.
Bob Duncan was past Commander and Treasurer for the Eureka Legion. His love of golf and fun led to the Legion and Dave Rife of Fairlakes starting this event in his honor. Bob was the winner of the 1954 Merrill Graham Eureka City Tournament at Kaufman Park.