Preparations have begun for the Tenth Annual Santa Scramble. The tournament will be held Nov. 6 at the Waterford Landing Golf Club.
The event is put together each year by the Good Ol’ Boys organization of Richmond Hill with the proceeds to go toward the Bryan County Children’s Fund.
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 Bessert said the group is hoping to hit the $25,000 mark this year.
"But we realize it’s going to be a lot tougher than the past, with the economy the way it is," Bessert said. "We’d like to have at least teams as well as more individuals as well as companies stepping up as a sponsor."
Children are chosen 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 to sign up as participants in the event.
A four-man team can compete for a donation of $300. A Golf Hole Sponsorship is a donation of $100 which gets the sponsor a sign on the course and acknowledgement in the Bryan County News.
A Bronze Sponsor donates $750 and gets everything a golf hole sponsor receives, plus one complimentary four man team.
A Silver Sponsor donates $1,000 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 $1,500 and gets everything a hole sponsor receives, the right to erect a tent and ten-foot banner near the clubhouse, plus a complimentary four-man team. 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 golf tournament.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. Contributions can be sent to The Bryan County Children’s Fund, PO Box 1239, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.
For more information, call Bassart at 727-3912. For more information on the Children’s Fund, call BCFC Coordinator Wendy Sims at 756-3602.
- Ross Blair