The inspiration for the "Play It as It Lies" golf outing would have been one of the first to sign up for such an event.

The inspiration for the "Play It as It Lies" golf outing would have been one of the first to sign up for such an event.

The golf outing, slated for Sept. 14 at Safari Golf Club, will benefit the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation, which was created in the memory of the Dublin High School graduate who died April 4 while serving in the U.S. Army National Guard in Afghanistan.

"Nick definitely liked to golf and he would be the first one to sign up for something like this, especially if it were for a cause like this," said his wife, Jennifer Rozanski, event co-chair.

The cause was created shortly after Rozanski's death in April.

"Basically, it was just hours after we heard Nick had been killed," Rozanski said. "It was just me and family and Chris (Weaver) may have been there. We needed to come up with a charity for people to donate to (in his name) and we thought about a scholarship in his name."

"(Jennifer) wanted to do more than just accept money for the girls' college," Weaver said, a friend of Rozanski and golf outing organizer. "She wanted to create a foundation where we can remember Nick every year by giving out scholarships."

Details are still being worked out, but the plan is to give scholarships to Dublin seniors, Rozanski said.

"My goal is, I have two little girls who are 2 and 5, and when they're in high school, I want them to give out scholarships to a classmate in their father's name," she said.

Reaction to the memorial foundation has been strong and the first scholarships will likely be given out in the spring.

"To be honest with you, none of us had ever done anything like this," Weaver said. "In the initial weeks, we raised a lot of money -- $60,000 -- without doing a fundraising event."

"It was pretty fast and furious," Rozanski said. "This is bigger than I would have thought and Nick would never have believed this."

The Sept. 14 golf outing will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Safari Golf Club in a scramble format.

Entry to the outing is $400 per foursome and includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, a cart and range balls.

Prizes will be handed out for closest to pin, longest drive and longest putt.

The outing is limited to 30 foursomes; more than half of the slots had been taken as of press time, Weaver said.

After the golf outing, families can reunite at the Bogey Bar and Grill for the "19th hole" evening that will include food, bounce houses, music by Aaron Wright and a silent auction, all to benefit the memorial foundation.

"We've gotten donations from 35 to 40 different individual restaurants and businesses in Dublin," Weaver said, noting NASCAR drivers have also donated autographed items.

Tickets to the Bogey Bar and Grill, 6013 Glick Road, are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 14 and younger and free for children ages 4 and younger.

Tickets for the "19th hole" event at the Bogey Bar and Grill can be purchased online at rozanskimemorial.com or at the door. Registration for the "Play it as it Lies" golf outing can also be found on the website.

For information on sponsoring the event, email info@ rozanskimemorial.com.