OAKLAND -- September 20 is the deadline for entrees in the second annual Oakland Police Foundation fundraising golf tournament, with proceeds going to train and equip police officers and provide funding for at-risk children programs.

The cost of the tournament, which is Sept. 26 at Berkeley's Tilden Park golf course, is $150 per golfer. The cost includes lunch, 18 holes of golf and a Casablanca Nights movie theme dinner at the course, located at 10 Golf Course Drive. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 11:30 a.m.

Ninety golfers have signed up so far and the limit is 140, said Mike Dennis president of the foundation's board of directors.

Dennis said last year's tournament raised $12,000 and the goal this year is $50,000.

There will be a $5,000 putting contest and a national silent auction where some of the items will include vacations, luxury boat trips and acrobatic airplane rides. Sponsorships from $150 to $10,000 are also still available. Additional dinner tickets are $40 each.

Foundation funds in the past have paid for police dogs, communications equipment and gang awareness training as well as helping the Oakland Police Activities League program for youths and the department's OK (Our Kids) Program which focuses on reducing the high incarceration rate of young black men 12- to 18-years-old.


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To enter or for more information contact Dennis at 925-200-0005 or visit the foundation website at www.oaklandpolicefoundation.org.