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Article Published: Jul. 18, 2013 | Modified: Aug. 16, 2013
All Fore Charity

Golfers line up for a good cause at Casa Rustica’s seventh annual Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the High Country Caregivers Association.

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As footage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina filled the airwaves nationwide, Casa Rustica Restaurant wanted to help those affected.

Following the success of a luncheon to raise money for the hurricane victims, organizers knew the charitable spirit of Watauga County could be harness to help local organizations in need.

Today, that spirit continues in the restaurant’s annual Charity Golf Tournament.

Tournament organizer Rick Pedroni said the event benefits a different charity each year.

Altogether, the tournament has raised between $80,000 and $100,000, Pedroni said, adding that this year’s tournament, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, will benefit High Country Caregivers Association. The shotgun format starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The tournament is a four-man captain’s choice. Men tee off from the white tees, while women start at the red.

“We’ve been involved in quite a few charities, but a golf tournament is a way to do something we can call our own to raise money for the local community,” Pedroni said.

Previous tournaments were held at a course in Tennessee, but this year’s event returns home to Boone Golf Club. A dinner will follow the tournament at the course.

“In past years, we actually went to the (Kidd Brewer) Stadium to hold the dinner,” Pedroni said.
The cost of entry is $125 per player. The fee includes greens and cart fee, as well as mulligans and dinner. Prizes will be awarded to the pins, hole-in-one and an all day raffle.

Entry forms can be downloaded at and

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