There’s about a month left to go before the eighth annual "Santa Scramble" benefit golf tournament tees off.
The event is put together by the Good Ol’ Boys organization of Richmond Hill with the proceeds to go toward the Bryan County Children’s Fund.
Each year, the Good Ol’ Boys raise funds to ensure that no child in Bryan County is without a Christmas. Every dollar raised at the tournament goes toward the purchase of toys, food or clothing for this cause.
"Last year, the Santa Scramble raised $11,000," said Dick Brockhoff, member of the Good Ol’ Boys. "We hope to top the $15,000 mark this year."
Brockhoff also said the group is excited for the Santa Scramble to be the first golf tournament to be held at the brand new Sterling Links Golf Club, allowing residents to try out the course while contributing to a worthy cause.
Children are chosen by their eligibility and through referrals from schools, churches and local social service agencies, in conjunction with Bryan County Family Connection. In order to raise the much needed funding in time for the holiday season, the Good Ol’ Boys are asking fellow Bryan County residents to become sponsors and enter the golf scramble to be held on Nov. 9.
A Golf Hole Sponsorship is a donation of $100 which gets the sponsor a sign on the course, acknowledgement at the tournament, and in the Bryan County News.
A Bronze Sponsor donates $1,000 and gets everything a golf hole sponsor receives, plus one complimentary four man team.
A Silver Sponsor donates $1,500 and gets everything a hole sponsor receives, the right to erect a booth and six foot banner near the clubhouse plus one complimentary four man team. The Silver Sponsor may place representatives in their booth to talk with individuals, to give out samples and pass out literature during the tournament.
A Gold Sponsor donates $2,000 and gets everything a hole sponsor receives, the right to erect a tent and ten-foot banner near the clubhouse, plus two complimentary four-man teams. The Gold Sponsor may place representatives in their booth to talk with individuals, to give out samples and pass out literature during the tournament. The Gold Sponsor’s company logo will also be used in the advertisement for the gold tournament.
The Good Ol’ Boys are also asking for door prize donations from local businesses and organizations or any monetary donations from individuals will be appreciated.
All door prize donors or monetary donors will be recognized at the at the golf tournament and will also be published in the Bryan County News.
The Good Ol’ Boys, the Bryan County News and Bryan County Family Connection ask that local businesses and residents join together to support the Bryan County Children’s Fund. This will help to make the event a success as in years past and ensure that Bryan County residents have the best Christmas possible.
To sponsor, please send checks made out to Bryan County Children’s Fund, to Good Ol’ Boys P. O. Box 49 Richmond Hill, GA. 31324.
Sign-up sheets will be printed inside the Oct. 10 and Oct. 27 editions of the Bryan County News. For further details, call Brockhoff at 727-3387.