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A&M club's annual shootout Saturday

July 29, 2013

In a few more days, Big Spring is going to be (figuratively) crawling with Aggies.

The Howard County A&M Club will hold its 14th annual WesTexAgs Shootout Saturday, Aug. 3 to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.

While many A&M lovers expected to attend, the Shootout open to everyone, collegiate allegiance notwithstanding.

Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year's Shootout:

• A four-person scramble golf tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person and includes cart and green fees.

Golfers will be allowed one mulligan (for $10) and awards will be presented for the longest drive and closest to the pin contests. Prizes will be country club pro shop credits. To enter or for more information, call 267-5354.

• The action shifts inside at 5:30 p.m., when the A&M club holds its annual Aggie Live Auction.
Items such as sports memorabilia and vacation trips will be auctioned off. Past memorabilia items have included autographed jerseys, footballs and portraits, while vacation packages up for auction have included trips to resorts such as Cabo San Lucas and Cancun, Mexico.

Club member Jan Foresyth said one of the featured trips offered during the auction will be a package to attend the Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga. next April.

The goal for this year's Shootout is to raise enough money for 19 endowed scholarships to the university.

For more information, call Foresyth at 432-263-3532, Club President Walter Brumley at 432-517-0556 or visit the club's website at www.westexags.com

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