The tournament follows a four-player scramble format. Participants tee off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The day includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a meal and the opportunity to win door prizes and hole contests.

For the first time since 2006, Grove City will host the annual Mayor's Cup Golf Outing at Pinnacle Golf Club.

The 2012 Mayor's Cup will begin at 9 a.m. May 8 at Pinnacle, 1500 Pinnacle Club Drive.

"It's just a great afternoon to get out and support a great cause," Grove City Recreation Superintendent Ed Merritt said.

The event, hosted by Mayor Richard "Ike" Stage, benefits LifeCare Alliance's Meals-on-Wheels program, which provides nutritious food to older adults and the chronically ill who are unable to provide their own.

The city wanted to offer participants something new, Merritt said. The Mayor's Cup was last held at Pinnacle when the course opened in spring 2006. For the last two years, the event was held at the Oakhurst Country Club.

The Mayor's Cup and the city's mud volleyball tournament typically raise about $10,000 annually for the Meals-on-Wheels program, Merritt said. The Mayor's Cup is the larger of the two events.

Last year, it raised $5,500, Merritt said. He hopes to exceed that amount this year.

"Obviously we want to put on a good outing," he said.

The tournament follows a four-player scramble format. Participants tee off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The day includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a meal and the opportunity to win door prizes and hole contests.

The cost is $450 for a four-player team or $125 per person to be assigned to a team.

The deadline to register is May 2.

The Mayor's Cup is limited to 144 golfers, Merritt said.

Individuals or businesses interested in registering, sponsoring a hole or event insurance or donating door prizes should call 614-277-3050 or stop by City Hall, 4035 Broadway, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Registration forms are available to download from the city's website at www.GroveCityOhio.gov.