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Avista Presents Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Four-person scramble Aug. 20 to benefit senior citizen centers in Sanders County

Aug. 1, 2011: Avista will host its third annual charity golf tournament to raise awareness of the needs of Sanders County residents with this year’s tournament to benefit the senior citizen centers in Sanders County. The four-person scramble will be held at the Rivers Bend Golf Course in Thompson Falls, Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. MDT. Teams should register by Friday, Aug. 5, in order to guarantee receiving a free commemorative t-shirt.
 
The senior citizen centers in Thompson Falls, Plains/Paradise, Noxon, Trout Creek, Heron and Hot Springs are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charities that encourage and enable local seniors to remain active members of the community. The centers offer low-cost meals, shopping trips and social events, such as bingo and pinochle. The centers focus their outreach efforts on community members who are 55 and older. Free transportation is often available.
 
Tim Swant of Avista and Lyman Dean of Sanders County Seniors, are co-chairing the tournament.
 
“We’re excited to present this tournament for its third year, and look forward to exceeding last year’s total of more than $7,000 in funds raised for another deserving local charity,” Swant said.
 
This year’s scramble will feature a full barbeque rib dinner prepared by the senior citizens of Sander’s County, as well as the chance to win great team and pin prizes. Rehbein Ford has generously offered to sponsor this year’s hole-in-one prize, a new vehicle. There will also be door prizes and a silent auction.
 
Golfers are requested to preregister for the tournament – registration is just $50 per player – and organizers are still looking for business and community partners to sponsor holes for $100 or donate prizes or larger sponsorship amounts. To register a team call Rivers Bend Golf Course at (406) 847-3438. To offer support by donating prizes, volunteering or sponsoring the event, contact Swant at (406) 847-1282 or Dean at (406) 847-1282.
Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides electric service to 358,000 customers and natural gas to 319,000 customers. Our service territory covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million. Avista's primary, non-utility subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol "AVA." For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.
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