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Golferitaville Charity Tournament Opens Registration

Golferitaville, the South Sound’s most popular charity golf tournament, returns to McCormick Woods, Friday, July 20th. Organized by Midday Rotary Club of Gig Harbor and in its 14th year, the tournament celebrates a “Key West” vibe and features live Caribbean music, Jimmy Buffett tunes, an island-wear dress code, and hundreds of plastic pink flamingos.  Registration is open at

Golfers and sponsors will find a full day of activities beginning with a putting contest at 8:30 am, and featuring a 60” smart television as the prize, prizes, food or games on all 18 tees, Hole In One contests to win luxury cars on 4 par 3 holes, free drinks along with a continental breakfast, lunch in carts, and an island-themed buffet awards dinner.  In addition, all participants receive a souvenir tournament golf hat, 2 sleeves of balls and a tournament gift. “This is a premier tournament,” says tournament chair Cheri Johnson. “Golfers are treated royally at this tournament. We want this to be their favorite tournament of the year!”

Sponsors are stationed at each tee with contests and refreshments, where golfers win prizes throughout the day.

Prizes are a focus of the tournament. Participants may win trips, experiences and water sports items in the popular GolferitaRaffle, and several trips are auctioned off in the mini Somewhere in Paradise Auction during the awards dinner.

Wrapping up the tournament is a new add-on – the Helicopter Ball Drop features a helicopter that will drop 1000 numbered golf balls near the club house. Balls that land in or near the target cup win cash prizes. Rotary members are currently pre-selling golf balls for $20 each.

The tournament distributes net proceeds of over $50,000 to local charities and expects to increase that amount in the coming year. Charities that benefit include CASA – volunteer advocates for foster kids, PTSD Foundation – programs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress issues, CISP- Communities In Schools of Peninsula, Remann Hall literary program, The Red Barn Youth Center, high school scholarships and more. 

To obtain a ball drop chance or for information about the tournament, contact tournament chair, Cheri Johnson at 253.225.6336 or golf registration coordinator, Scott Bush, 253.223.8251 or