• LPEA Golf Tournament set for June 18 at Pagosa Springs Golf Course

    Golf web graphicFundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

    La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will host its annual Golf Tournament at the Pagosa Springs Golf Course, Saturday, June 18, 2016. Space is limited, and registration deadline is June 15.

    Organized by LPEA’s line personnel, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local IBEW 111 26A) based in Pagosa Springs, the LPEA Golf Tournament is open to all community members and this year will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

    The tournament is a four-person scramble, with four flights beginning with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, rain or shine. Entry fee is $65 per person, which includes lunch, golf cart, prizes and more. The field will be limited to 36 teams. Hole sponsorships are available for $150, $500 and $1,000, and independent donations are welcome.

    Cash or checks (made payable to the “Brotherhood Fund”) will be accepted (no credit cards) via mail to LPEA, P.O. Box 305, Pagosa Springs, Colo. 81147, or in person at LPEA’s Pagosa Springs office, 603 S. 8th St.

    “Once again we are going to be golfing for a good cause,” said Journeyman Lineman Jeremy Matney, who is organizing the event with LPEA Equipment Operator Garrett Hammer. “Golfers can enjoy a day on the links, plus lunch, and are eligible for some $5,000 in prizes, in addition to raising funds for a good cause.”

    To register, or for further information regarding the golf tournament, visit www.lpea.coop, or contact Matney (970.759.8881) or Hammer (970.946.9434) directly.

    Since the LPEA Golf Tournament’s inception in 2003, the event has raised more than $65,000 for a variety of non-profit entities in Archuleta County, including local food banks, Archuleta County Search & Rescue, Pagosa Early Learning Center, and Archuleta County Victim Assistance.

    LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with nearly 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. For additional information, contact LPEA at 970.247.5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.