8th Annual Birdies on the Río to benefit RGISC’s mission of environmental advocacy

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The 8th Annual Birdies on the Río Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, December 16, at the Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course. The event is sponsored by the non-profit Río Grande International Study Center (RGISC).

The tourney format is a two-person Florida scramble in five flights. Tee times are at 9 a.m.

The $150 per person entry fee includes breakfast, lunch, green fees, Tequila Sunrises and Bloody Marys, a goody bag, Mulligans, all skills contests, choosies, and chances at door prizes.

Prizes include $350 for first place per team per flight, and $150 for second place: a kayak; a Yeti Hopper; two 40”, 49”, and 55” LED TVs; a Sony Sound Bar; Rtic coolers and tumblers; Samsung Galaxy Tab; rangefinder; golf equipment; Bose speaker and earphones; Bluetooth speakers; Fire TV 4K; EchoDot; a FitBit; and more.

Hole-in-One prizes include $10,000 on holes 6, 9, and 12 from Escamilla Used Cars and Trucks; a 2018 Chevy Cruze from Family Chevrolet; a 2017 Mazda 6 by Sames Mazda; golf trips; a shot at $50,000 for four lucky participants; and a $2,500 putting contest.


Raffle tickets include a shot at winning a Browning Citori over/under 12 gauge shotgun in its original leather case. The package is valued at $2,500. Tickets are available from RGISC members for $20 each or $100 for six.

On site registration begins at 7 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 9 a.m.

For further information on the tournament, please contact Ruben Soto Jr. at (956) 337-0435.

To register in advance, visit www.rgisc.org/register or call Blanca Martinez at (956) 285-0615. For those who want to participate as sponsors, call the RGISC office at (956) 718-1063.

All proceeds benefit the advocacy, stewardship, and educational mission of the Río Grande International Study Center, Laredo’s only environmental non-profit organization.

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