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An annual tradition for Swannanoa Valley football fans is returning to the Black Mountain Golf Course, where a shotgun start for hundreds of golfers will open the 33rd annual Warhorses Classic. 

The annual fundraiser, which features teams of four teeing it up to support the Owen High School football team, is organized by retired Warhorse head coach Kenny Ford, will take place at noon on Friday, July 26. 

Hosted by the Black Mountain Men’s Golf Association and sponsored by numerous local businesses, the event has been held to support the program since 1986. It features generations of Warhorse football players and coaches. When Ford retired in 2014, after coaching the team for 29 seasons, he continued his involvement with the tournament.

This year's Warhorse Classic will include a barbecue lunch for participants and a raffle sponsored by area businesses. Golfers will also have the opportunity to win a car by sinking a hole-in-one on a designated hole. 

Entry for the fundraiser is $100 per person or $400 per team. All proceeds will benefit the Owen Warhorse football team. 

For more information contact Black Mountain Golf Course operations manager Brent Miller at 669-2710.