Grab your sticks and spikes; it’s time to tee off against hunger in Kershaw County.
Food for the Soul will hold its annual fundraiser golf tournament Saturday, March 31 at the Camden Country Club. Now in its fourth year, the tournament is a four man team Captain’s Choice tournament. Registration is $70 per player and includes golf, cart, raffles, auction, food, and gift bags.
Board members and tournament organizers Benji Jackson and Eddie Schoolfield suggest teams register as soon as possible, as the tournament is limited to 23 teams.
"It’s become quite a popular event," Jackson said. "Every year we get more people participating, and every year more people leave contact information that day so we’ll be sure to let them know when the next tournament is coming up. They really have a great time."
Food for the Soul, a United Way partner, is a local faith-based Christian mission that depends primarily upon donations for funding. The organization serves free home cooked lunches four days a week for anyone in need; they serve 50-75 meals a day. Each meal costs about $2 per meal to prepare and serve.
Good for the Soul also operates a winter shelter and provides warm shelter, showers and clothes washing to the homeless whenever the nighttime temperature drops below 36 degrees.
"We are pleased to tell you that 100% of your money goes to fulfill the mission of Food for the Soul, which is to end hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County," Jackson said. "All golf tournament expenses were covered from entry fees by the golfers, so all donations go directly to FFS."
In addition to the golf, drawings for a wide variety of gift items from businesses and individuals across Kershaw County will be conducted throughout the day.
"Come join us – it’s a great time for a great cause," Jackson said.
For more information callEddie Schoolfield at 669-1196, Benji Jackson at 243-3393, or contact Food for the Soul at 432-4771 or visit the website at www.foodforthesoul.com.