They say politics can be a contact sport, but this Thursday it will turn into a friendly game of miniature golf.
On Monday, the folks with the HELP organization, a group that helps children in at-risk situations explore possible career options, announced their second annual Putting with your Politicians event. It takes place at the Treasure Island Golf and Games Center on Padre Island.
For $30, you will get an all you can eat buffet, a round of miniature golf and the chance to mingle with your favorite local politicians, like mayoral candidate Chris Adler, City Council district five candidate John Valls and district four candidate Colleen McIntyre, who were all out practicing on Monday.
"It's a wonderful opportunity because it's fun. It's not the typical sit down at a table and eat some food and listen to some speakers," McIntyre said. "You get to really interact. Ask questions, answer questions and have an enjoyable time while you are at it, with food and sunshine and a beautiful golf course."
"This is a really good way for people to come out and meet their elected officials, and those that are running for office in a really lighthearted manner," Valls said. "You know, kind of catching them in a casual environment, but get out there and kind of see a different side of them."
The event is happening Thursday from 6-9 p.m. As a special added attraction, Police Chief Floyd Simpson and Fire Chief Robert Rocha will be taking part in something called the Donuts at 20 Paces Shootout. No word yet on how that will work exactly.
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