VERNON - The first annual Mr. Jerry Tyre "Friends of Vernon Athletics" Golf Tournament was a success.

According to organizers, the inaugural event, held at Sunny Hills Golf Course on July 21, brought in about $3,000. The proceeds from the tournament went to the purchase of a new scoreboard for Vernon High School's west endzone at Memorial Field.

The school is also looking for corporate sponsors to purchase advertising space on the new scoreboard. If the scoreboard sponsorships garner enough money to cover the purchase of the board, the remaining funds from the tournament will go to the school's minor sports, the post stated.

To become a sponsor, contact Laurie Simmons at 850-258-4332. Checks should be made payable to Vernon High School. Receipts will be provided.