The True South Classic (formerly the Viking Classic) tees off in just over a month, and is in need of volunteers.
The tournament, which starts July 16 at Annandale, hopes to round up 1,200 folks willing to work for free. A press release says spots are still available, but doesn’t say how many.
What is known is that the deadline to sign up is Monday, June 18, and the fee for doing so is $40. Volunteers will be assigned to at least one of 10 committees, whose job descriptions will range from walking scorers to assisting the Golf Channel. Entrants can choose a preferred committee, but officials make no guarantees about assignments.
The $40 registration fee gets you a pile of stuff organizers claim is worth more than $300 – a cap or visor, golf shirt, five guest tickets good any day of the tournament, meals and an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party. A parking pass is part of the deal, too.
Volunteer labor is a big part of the tournament’s fundraising for charity. Last year, according to figures from True South officials, more than $490,000 went to Mississippi Charities.
To sign up, or to see a complete list of volunteer committees, visit www.truesouthclassic.com or call (601) 898-GOLF.