Balancing an umbrella in one hand and a golf club in another can be tricky.
But at least 200 golfers proved they were up to the challenge Wednesday afternoon as they crowded along the green at Cedar Point. Despite a steady drizzle, the 17th annual Miniature Golf Challenge drew a record attendance, event coordinator Judy Kinzel said.
A total of 53 teams participated in the four-person scramble, and 36 area businesses sponsored a hole for $50 each. Together, the golfers and sponsors raised about $8,500, Kinzel said.
The event has collected $136,000 for charity over the course of its 17 years. The money assists the Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross with its programs, including disaster assistance, volunteer development, First Aid training and water safety training.