Registration is open now for the Christopher Allsup Memorial Golf Tournament, which will take place at River Valley Golf Course in Adel on July 15 with an 8 a.m. tee time. 18 holes of golf, cart rental and lunch are included.


The cost is $65 per person or $260 per team of four and the registration deadline is June 15. To register or for more info, contact Jane Allsup at (515)556-7299, Tammy Allsup at (515)238-8593, Ginger Crozier at (515)979-4070, or Jen Crozier at (515)402-6474.


The golf tournament honors the memory of Christopher Allsup of rural Earlham, who passed away at the age of 10 in September of 2013 due to injuries sustained when a plastic gas container exploded, showering him with gasoline, which then ignited.


Christopher’s family wants to see all gas cans without flame arrestors exchanged with a safer alternative and are partnering with Safe Kids of Greater Des Moines and Blank Children’s Hospital to raise money to buy gas cans with spark arrestors for the yearly gas can exchange, held each June at the Metro Waste Authority in Bondurant. This year, it will be held on June 3, starting at 8 a.m.