Yesterday morning, nearly 100 golfers gathered around a portable canopy in the rain to help Grayson children in need. Men and women from different backgrounds and experiences stood as Mike, a pro from The Providence Club, explained the rules for the 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by The Hail Mary Sports Pub and The Providence Club.
As Jennie Dittmar shared yesterday, the tournament supports the Grayson Children’s Fund, which goes towards Grayson children in need. The fund, which is run anonymously with the help of Grayson Elementary, helps provide children with everything from school supplies to Christmas gifts, to food and clothing. The Charity Golf Tournament came about as fun way to help raise funds.
Donations from vendors, business partners and individuals help the tournament give 100% of all money to the Children’s Fund. And the donations are plentiful – be it drinks, food, or goodies, there was an abundance of swag for participants to enjoy. And inside the clubhouse was a treasure trove of collector’s memorabilia: an autographed Herschel Walker jersey, a Falcons helmet signed by Matt Ryan, an Alabama helmet signed by Julio Jones, several framed sports pieces, a few Vegas/Rat Pack inspired pieces and plenty more filled out the silent auction area.
Volunteers also sold raffle tickets for various hats, shirts, and other items.
“We love doing this,” said one volunteer. “It’s worth coming out and giving a Saturday because you know the people involved want to make a difference in the community.”
Said another volunteer, “And that’s what this is about – community. Grayson is a great place for real community.”
Blake Hawkins, owner of Hail Mary’s, said the tournament netted over $2000 for the children’s fund.
You can look through a gallery of pictures below to get a feel for how Grayson comes together to care for its own.