The late Camren Neisler would have been 21 years old on March 3, 2021. While the young man who passed away on Oct. 25, 2018, isn't able to celebrate his birthday, his friends and family are making sure that the celebration of his life continues with the third annual Camren's On The Green Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 27.
The son of Tim Neisler and Brandy Chausse, Neisler was a 2018 graduate of Nokomis High School and member of the Ramsey-Nokomis co-op golf team, with a passion for golf and life.
To honor his memory, the Camren's On The Green Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 27, at Oak Terrace Golf Course in Pana. Proceeds from the event will go toward a scholarship and community improvement projects in Neisler's name.
In the tournament's first two years organizers have raised more than $55,000, plus thousands more through a Queen of Hearts drawing with St. Louis School in Nokomis. In addition to scholarships, donations to the Nokomis Food Pantry and a nine-hole mini-golf course in Camren's honor at Shane Cole Park, the group also donated $30,000 to the Nokomis Memorial Pool project.
The cost to play in the four-person scramble is $75 per person, with the entry fee covering greens fees, a cart and dinner, which will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, cole slaw and a roll. Tickets for the dinner only are also available for $15.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event. Condor sponsorships are $500 and include shirt recognition, sponsorship of a hole, four mega raffle tickets and a team entry. Eagle sponsorships are $250 and include shirt recognition, sponsorship of a hole, two mega raffle tickets and two dinner tickets.
Birdie sponsorships are $100 and include shirt recognition and sponsorship of a hole. Par sponsorships are $50 and include shirt recognition.
Sponsorships and team entry forms are due by Saturday, Feb. 20, and payment and forms can be sent to Brandy Chausse, 19396 North 21st Avenue, Nokomis, IL 62075.
For more information on this event, contact Brandy at 217-502-4875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find information and entry forms at www.facebook.com/CamrensOntheGreen.
Shirts will also be available to purchase prior to the event, with T-shirts $15, Drifit shirts and long sleeve T-shirts $18, Crewneck Sweatshirts $20 and hooded sweatshirts $25.
Shirt orders are due by Friday, Feb. 19 and the form will be on the Camren’s On The Green Facebook page. For more information contact Nikki Lohman at 217-825-5395.