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Family Promise golf outing a success
Family Promise Golf
Participants gather before the start of Family Promise of Bryan County's fundraiser at Black Creek Golf Club Friday. - photo by Ted O'Neil

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.

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