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Players sought for charity golf tourney
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The economy may be limiting sponsorships, but preparations continue for the 11th annual Good Ol’ Boys – John Stevens Santa Scramble golf tournament that benefits needy children through the Bryan County Children’s Fund.
Golfers can still sign up to play in the event, which is Friday at Sterling Links Golf Club in Richmond Hill. About 18 teams have signed up so far.
Money raised in the tournament helps ensure that no child in Bryan County goes without a Christmas gift – and over the last five years the Good Ol’ Boys have raised around $80,000 for the BCCF.
“We appreciate what the sponsors have done through the years for us,” said Dick Brockhoff, a member of the Good Ol’ Boys and one of the tournament organizers. “We know it’s an especially tough year for them.”
Brockhoff estimated sponsorships this year are at about half what they usually are.
Along with the Good Ol’ Boys, the Bryan County News is a lead sponsor for the tournament, which helps buy toys, food or clothing for eligible kids referred by schools, churches and local social service agencies. The Santa Scramble is the largest fundraiser for the Children’s Fund, which in turn is the single largest such effort in Bryan County.
The Good Ol’ Boys and Bryan County News also seek door prize donations from local businesses and organizations. Monetary donations from individuals will be appreciated, as well.
The deadline to sign up to compete in the tournament is Monday. The cost is $300 per team or $75 per person. Various prizes will be awarded and lunch will be served after the Scramble.
To become a sponsor or sign up a team – or simply to make a donation – make checks payable to Bryan County Children’s Fund, c/o GOB, P.O. Box 49, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.
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