The 8th Annual John Stevens Memorial Santa Scramble golf tournament, which took place Nov. 9, surpassed the expectations of organizers by raising $23,000 for the Bryan County Children’s Fund. It was the most successful Santa Scramble to date.
The event was put together by the Good ‘Ol Boys organization of Richmond Hill. Group member Dick Brockhoff said before the event that a goal of $15,000 was set. This year’s proceeds more than doubled last year’s returns of $11,000.
Previously held at Waterford Landing, this year’s event was held at the brand new Sterling Links golf course in Richmond Hill. A good time was seemingly had by all with many players saying they would return next year.
"It ran very smoothly," group member Jimmy Johnson said. "The Good ‘ol Boys and the staff of Sterling Links pulled it together really well which made for a really fun day of golfing and a successful fundraiser to boot. Special thanks to Augie’s who donated the food."
In the gross, or best score, competition, first place went to the team of Al Hicks, Brian Rizzo, John Warren and Tom Evans with second place going to the team of McCarthy, Fromond, Poe and Fennigan. In the gross, or best score with handicap competition, first place went to the team of Jones, Neal, Tyson and Davis with second place going to the team of Freeman, Bush, Bush and Watson.
Each year, the Good Ol’ Boys organize the Santa Scramble to 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. Children are chosen by their eligibility and 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.
Even though the golf event is over, you can still help by sending a check, made out to Bryan County Children’s Fund, to Good Ol’ Boys P. O. Box 49 Richmond Hill, GA. 31324.