The Tenth Annual Santa Scramble is Friday morning. The tournament will be held at the Waterford Landing Golf Club from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, and participants should arrive by 8:15 a.m.
The event is put together each year by the Good Ol’ Boys organization of Richmond Hill with 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 $17,600. Coordinator and Good Ol’ Boy Joe Bessent said the group is hoping to hit the $25,000 mark this year.
Bessent said that goal is a challenge, seeing how the economy is down. He encourages everyone to consider all the local kids in need this holiday season and beat the odds by turning out and showing their support at Friday’s tournament. This can be done by becoming a sponsor or a participant. Sponsorship donations range from $100 to $1,500. A four-man team can compete for a donation of $300, and a variety of prizes are up for grabs for participants.
Eligible children are chosen through referrals from schools, churches and local social service agencies, in conjunction with Bryan County Family Connection.
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 make the event a success as in years past and ensure that Bryan County residents have the best Christmas possible. Even if you do not participate in the Scramble, donations are encouraged.
To donate, please send checks made out to Bryan County Children’s Fund, to Good Ol’ Boys, P.O. Box 49, Richmond Hill, GA. 31324. For more information on the golf event, call Bessent at 727-3912 or 665-3388. For more information on the Children’s Fund, call BCFC Coordinator Wendy Sims at 756-3602.