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NAACP golf tourney helps future leaders

Bryan County NAACP President Luella Sanders is still looking for teams to participate in the organization’s May 5 scholarship golf tournament at Richmond Hill Golf Course.

Think of it as an investment in the community, she said, and about more than merely helping local kids go to college.

It’s about them coming back, too.

“It makes the community stronger when we have kids pursuing their their college education and going on to pursue professional careers,” she said. “Our high school graduates of today are our community’s leaders of tomorrow so we want them to be as prepared as possible, and we want to be a part of that. It’s a way we can give back, and actually help, and it’s not about us. It’s about what we can do to make our community better.”

Last year, funds raised at the first BCNAACP Higher Education Scholarship tournament at Ford Field and River Club funded 11 scholarships worth a total of $16,750. This year, the group wants to expand the number of scholarships given and the amount awarded.

What’s more, Richmond Hill resident Ben McMillan donated use at the RHGC, a course he designed, Sanders said, and while work from Robbie Ward and Julie Pecenka has helped raise funds So far 21 students from the county’s two high schools have applied.

To become a sponsor or sign up a team please visit our website at www.Bryancountynaacp. org or send an email to

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