(Oskaloosa, Iowa)–Miniature golf can relieve stress, create lasting memories for couples and families, as well as provide entertainment for people of all ages. However, for mini golfers looking to participate in the upcoming Oskaloosa Winter Open, the sport is more than just fun and games. It’s also about helping others.
United Way of Mahaska County has partnered with 14 local non-profits to host the 7th Annual Oskaloosa Winter Open later this month. On Feb. 23-24, golfers will step up to putt a miniature golf course inside Penn Central Mall. According to a news release from United Way of Mahaska County, each hole will feature a partner agency and business sponsor. Proceeds from the benefit will go to 2018 United Way of Mahaska County partner agencies.
With two days of mini-golfing on the books, there will be a variety of playing opportunities for both young golfers and adult golfers alike. The Oskaloosa Winter Open will kick off at noon on Friday, Feb. 23, featuring a “lunch tournament” where teams of two can compete for prizes, followed by lunch from Hy-Vee in Oskaloosa. According to the news release, the course will be open to all community members in an open play setting from 1:30-6:00 PM.
Day One of the Oskaloosa Winter Open will conclude with an “adult night” from 6:00-8:00 PM. Adult night participants must be at least 21-years-old to purchase a ticket, which includes Tassel Ridge Wine and NoCoast beer.
On Saturday morning, the course will open again for Day Two at 10:00 AM and participants may take part in open play until 5:00 PM. However, at 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM, children ages 6-18 will be entered into a youth tournament, with prizes for the winners of each age bracket.