Last Friday morning, dozens of local golfers will take to the greens at Sterling Links Golf Course in Richmond Hill ready for a day of friendly competition and, of course, golf. But these golfers aren’t playing just for the sport of it — they’ll be participating in the Good Ol’ Boys’ 14th annual John Stevens Santa Scramble and helping raise funds for the Bryan County Children’s Fund.
Friday’s tournament serves as the largest fundraiser for the BCCF, which helps make sure Christmas Day is a little merrier for Bryan County’s less fortunate boys and girls by providing gifts to children who otherwise might not receive presents during the holidays. Thanks to the generous and dedicated efforts of the Good Ol’ Boys and their annual golf tournament, of which the Bryan County News is a proud sponsor, tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for such local kids.
Administered by Bryan County Family Connections to help kids referred by schools, churches and social service agencies, the fund is the end result of a lot of good-spirited Samaritans who help do the fundraising, shopping, wrapping and delivering of thousands of presents each year.
And while it may be too late to register for this year’s tournament, it’s not too late to help out the Bryan County Children’s Fund through direct monetary donations, donating clothes or toys or even adopting a child or family for the holiday season. Let’s do what we can to make sure no child in Bryan County goes without a visit from Santa this year.
To find out more about how you can help, call Bryan County Family Connection at 653-3824 or visit the website at http://bryan.gafcp.org/.