Golf tournament celebrates 20 years July 23 and 24

Jul 16, 2013

Haywood Christian Ministry will be holding its 20th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament on July 23nd and 24rd at Laurel Ridge Country Club and Waynesville Golf Resort and Spa in Waynesville.

Ladies play Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at Waynesville Golf Resort and Spa and the men play Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at both Laurel Ridge and Waynesville golf courses.

Following the men’s play on Wednesday, a banquet to celebrate the good work of the ministry will begin at 6 p.m. at the Laurel Ridge Pavilion. The evening will entail a silent and live auction, dinner buffet and awards and recognition of sponsors.

“This tournament is a unique fund-raiser and is the Ministry’s largest event of the year,” said Neil Budde, committee co-chair. “Underwriter sponsors cover much of the cost of the event including food, golf, prizes and more. This means that all other monies raised go directly and entirely to further the essential work of Haywood Christian Ministry.”

Since 1970, Haywood Christian Ministry has been committed to serving those in crisis in Haywood County without regard to the individual’s race, religion, age, sex, or national origin. In 2012, the Ministry assisted over 5,100 families with eviction prevention, heating fuel, food, prescription medication, clothing and more.

“Please consider giving in sponsorship or as a player in the tournament,” said Lisa James, executive director for the ministry. “Your donation will be such a blessing to those in need.

Sponsorships receive recognition on tee boxes and at the banquet,” James said.

Persons who would like to play in or sponsor this event are encouraged to call Haywood Christian Ministry at 456-4838. The entry fee is $125 and includes golf fees and banquet ticket.

Additional banquet tickets are $25 each. Sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from $200 to $5,000. Completed forms with payment are due on or before July 19, 2013 to the attention of: John Berrong, asssistant director; Haywood Christian Ministry; 150 Branner Ave.; Waynesville, NC 28786.