FARMINGTON — Davis County commissioners granted more than $13,000 in donations received at the annual Commissioners' Cup Golf Tournament to groups that benefit youths in Davis County.
The golf tournament, which takes place every August during the Davis County Fair, is a charity event held at one of the two county-owned golf courses. The 2009 tournament was held at Valley View Golf Course in Layton.
On Tuesday, commissioners announced 12 grants totaling $13,804 to various groups. The largest grant, $3,517, went to the Davis School Foundation for safe school graduation nights for graduating seniors. The county's high schools hold graduation nights where students are locked in at school all night with entertainment and food.
"It keeps them safe on graduation night," said Kent Sulser, Davis County's community and economic development director.
North Davis Preparatory Academy received $1,000 to purchase science books and playground equipment for elementary and junior high school students. Creekside Elementary in Kaysville received $667 to purchase interactive technology for its classrooms.
Other recipients included Woods Cross' summer reading program, the Clearfield Aquatic Center, Davis Arts Council, Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, Davis Applied Technology College, Headstart, Family Connection Center, Safe Harbor and the Gov. Cal Rampton Constitutional Education Fund.
Sulser said the annual golf tournament is full every year by April or May and officials have to turn away golfers.
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