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YardApes, Inc. will host the Quad-Am Golf Classic Sept. 10 at Bull's Bridge Golf Club in South Kent.

Proceeds will benefit the YardApes Charity Fund; since its inception, the fund has raised $37,000 for local nonprofits.

The Literacy Volunteers on the Green will receive all proceeds from this year's event.

"The literacy rates in Litchfield County are surprising," said Shayne Newman, founder of YardApes. "We can do better. Literacy affects every facet of life. It's something we all take for granted."

"Those who struggle with basic literacy face obvious disadvantages in terms of employment, interaction with their children, and their children's teachers, for example," he added. "I have to believe the challenges of our community's minority changes the community as a whole."

Mr. Newman hopes participation as players or sponsors will be strong from community residents.

The donation of raffle prizes and silent and live auctions are critical for success.

"We hope to hear from previous sponsors and look forward to welcoming new donors and sponsors as well," said Mr. Newman.

Player registration deadline will be Aug. 17. Space is limited to 100 players.

A tour of the course, online player registration, as well as fields for sponsorship and donation, are available through YardApes' tournament link at