Golfers are invited to participate in the eighteenth annual Golf Fore Kids event to benefit children and family programs in Story County. The event, sponsored by 3M, will take place Friday, Aug. 4, at Ames Golf and Country Club.

The 2016 Golf Fore Kids event raised nearly $21,000 thanks to generous support from local businesses. Those dollars helped fund dental and vision care for low-income students in the Ballard school district, reading corners in Story County emergency rooms and the jail, after-school care for children, beds for YSS’s Rosedale Center, financial education to youth and much more.

The 18-hole, four-person best shot tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. Each hole features an opportunity to learn about United Way of Story County partner agencies. A raffle and silent auction with complimentary appetizers will follow the outing. Registration is $100 per golfer, which includes green fee, cart, lunch and food following the tournament. Interested individuals should register online at by July 30.