Those who attend the Dublin AM Rotary's annual Caddyshack fundraiser could win golf packages, not groundhogs.

Those who attend the Dublin AM Rotary's annual Caddyshack fundraiser could win golf packages, not groundhogs.

Caddyshack, set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Crowne Plaza Dublin, 600 Metro Place North, will include entertainment, food and raffles for trips, gift certificates, golf packages and more.

According to Steve Osborne, who is chairing the event with Jack Curtis, Caddyshack is one of two primary fundraisers for the Dublin AM Rotary. The other is the Arctic Open golf outing in the winter.

Proceeds benefit the Dublin Rotary Foundation, "which provides funds for Rotary (activities) locally, nationally and all around the world," Osborne said.

Osborne said the goal each year is to raise $30,000 to $40,000 during Caddyshack.

"It gives us the funds to be involved in so many of the things we do," said Osborne, a Rotary member who also is treasurer of Dublin City Schools.

Rotary projects include providing dictionaries to Dublin third-graders and flying veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials.

The Rotary also has provided medical training for foreign doctors and is involved in a program that provides prosthetic hands to people in Haiti.

Osborne said a few changes have been made to the annual Caddyshack fundraiser.

Instead of a silent auction, "we're raffling off 20 packages in baskets," he said. "Each of the baskets are themed differently; there's a golf theme, restaurant and retail theme with gift cards, there's one travel (basket), one with a big-screen TV."

Raffle tickets cost $5, $20 for five or $100 for 25. They can be purchased from any Rotary member or at Caddyshack.

A cash reverse raffle also will be held at Caddyshack. Drawings for the raffles will be conducted at the May 8 event.

Winners do not need to be in attendance to claim their prize, although Osborne said Caddyshack does provide a good opportunity to socialize.

"It's a fun event to support so many worthwhile causes in the community," he said.

Tickets to Caddyshack are $35 and can be purchased from any Rotary member or online at dublinam.org. Osborne said tickets for Caddyshack should be purchased by May 1.

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