Lions Club Golf Tournament Offers Million Dollar Prize

Lions Club Golf Tournament Offers Million Dollar Prize


CHICKASHA – For Dr. Ken Bohannon, there are a million reasons to play golf, and they’re all dollar bills. On May 5, beginning at 8 a.m., local golfers can compete for their chance to win cash prizes, including a million dollars at the Riverbend Golf Club in Chickasha. It’s all part of the annual Lions Club golf fundraiser tournament, and this year, a million dollar hole-in-one is up for grabs.


“This should be one of the best events of the year for us,” said Bohannon. “With a possibility of winning a million bucks, what more could you ask for?” Bohannon serves as chair of the golf committee for the Lions Club.

Faculty and staff members at the University of Science and Arts like Bohannon, associate professor of music, are joining forces with the Chickasha community for the fundraiser. Alongside Bohannon will be Dr. Dan Hanson, Lions Club president and professor of music at USAO, plus other members of the USAO community.

Cash prizes for the four-person team scramble competition include $850 for first place, $650 for second place and $300 for third place, based on a field of 18 teams. Additional prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive.

Bohannon said one of the highlights of the annual scramble tournament is the community’s involvement.

“Another great thing about this event is that more than 40 businesses like USAO will be supporting or sponsoring the event, making this a real team effort for the community,” he said.

Registration is $65 per person for four-person teams and includes cart and green fees and lunch. Optional mulligans are $10 for two per player, per side. Additional information is available from Ken Bohannon at (405) 574-1293.

All proceeds for the event go to causes located in Chickasha.

Bohannon said the primary mission of the Lions Club is to help the needy of Chickasha and Grady County with purchasing new eyeglasses. In addition, the Lions Club supports the Sooner Girl Scouts, Chickasha Boy Scouts, Summer Food and Fun, the Angel Tree project and the new Shannon Springs playground. 

The club also supports the Lions Club Boy’s Ranch, a leader-dog school for the blind in Arkansas, Lions World Service for the Blind, OK Lions Club Eye Bank, Books for Tots, a USAO scholarship, Santa’s Workshop, Salvation Army collection, Festival of Light and scholarships for the YMCA.