Family Promise of Bryan County’s second annual golf outing Friday afternoon moved the organization one step closer to opening, but it’s what happened off the course that struck a chord with the group.
As participants were milling around Black Creek Golf Club before teeing off, a man in the clubhouse who had finished a morning round of golf approached Candice Stewart-Fife, chairwoman of development and public relations for Family Promise, and asked what the group was about. Then he reached into his pocket and gave her a $100 bill.
“He didn’t want any recognition, he just wanted to help,” Stewart-Fife said. “It had us all tearing up. We really appreciated it.”
Stewart-Fife said Family Promise, which aims to serve homeless families and children in Bryan County, is getting ever closer to the $75,000 it needs to open its doors.
“We are aiming for $150,000, but we can open once we get to $75,000,” she said. “We’re right on the cusp.”
Stewart-Fife said the golf outing was expected to raise about $10,000, or about twice as much as last year’s effort.