The fifth annual Bob Rasor Memorial Golf Classic will be played July 26 at Bull's Bridge Golf Club in South Kent.

The event is hosted by YardApes, Inc. as a benefit for the YardApes Charity Fund.

Since its inception, the tournament has raised $32,500 for the fund that supports New Milford area youth in both academic and athletic endeavors via MVP-SOS, a volunteer non-profit organization.

"There's no better way to build character and esteem in kids than through academic and athletic programs and the mentoring inherent in each," said Shayne Newman, founder of YardApes, Inc.

MVP-SOS received all proceeds from The YardApes Charity Fund, enabling the organization to play an integral part in fundraising for the new playground adjacent to Pettibone School in New Milford.

"It's satisfying to see the new playground, and to know we had a hand in that," said Mr. Newman. "The playground is something that everyone can enjoy and it certainly promotes family time, physical activity, and of course, enjoyment of the outdoors."

Tournament registration will start July 26 at 11 a.m., folowed by a noon tee time and 5:30 p.m. dinner and awards.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the YardApes, Inc. website: www.yardapes.org.