Golf Tournament Swings toward Charity

Greater Valdosta United Way kicks off its 2019-20 fundraising campaign with its Fourth Annual Golf
Tournament soon. The tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club
with the goal of raising money for its 19 nonprofits. Registration and lunch will be at 11 a.m. The non-
profits are YMCA, The Haven, The Salvation Army, Youth IMPACT Center, Second Harvest of South
Georgia, Alzheimer’s Caregiver Time-Out and more organizations. The United Way executive director
Michael Smith stated that representatives will remain close to each hole to provide information. The
campaign’s goal is to make at least $10,000 to go towards the United Way’s total goal of $750,000. The
money will be split up by what was given for specific organizations, and then the allocation committee
divides it up to the remaining organizations. How much money the other organizations receive will be
dependent on their needs. The 19 organizations are a welcomed sight seeing as some were absent in
the past. This will be the first year to feature a three-year scramble. Awards will be given to first-,
second- and third-place teams, as well as the team closest to the pin, the team with the longest drive,
and the first-hole-in-one. There will be a reception with refreshments after the tournament. To take part
in this event, the fee is $300 which includes green fees, a cart, a goodie bag, lunch, and the reception.

Email: mregister@unitedwayvaldosta.org to learn how to register a team.

Source: Valdosta Daily Times “Golf tournament swings towards charity” Article 

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