Cairo Country Club hosts fundraiser

Published 4:48 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cairo Country Club hosted the second annual Theresa D. Young Foundation Charity Golf Tournament last Saturday, a fundraising event where all proceeds go to the foundation to help victims of child abuse, domestic violence and violent crimes.

Nine teams showed up to play on Saturday, with registration at 11 a.m., lunch at noon followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. All players looking to donate to a good cause and have fun doing it were invited to the recently renovated course for the 4-person team scramble tourney.

Sponsors for the event include Georgia Power Company, The Kirbo Law Firm and Serenity Medspa along with many others.

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“This is a good tournament and the money is going toward a good cause,” said George Ball, general manager of Cairo Country Club since last June. Ball sees the country club moving in a promising direction, with Saturday’s fundraiser pushing it even further. “We love having these guys out here for it.”

The tournament was also to commemorate and spread awareness of Domestic Violent Awareness Month, a leading effort in fighting domestic abuse since 1987.

Many of the tournament’s players were excited to participate and enjoy a beautiful Saturday playing for a good cause.

“We’re good friends with Theresa and it’s a really good charity,” said player James Wilson.

All Star Pest Control came in first place, throwing up a team score of 58. Courtney’s Tree Service came in second place shooting a 59, followed by Kirbo Law at 60.

Other activities included four hole-in-one challenges, a 50/50 cash drawing and door prizes, followed by a concert at 7 p.m.

Though it’s only in its second year, the Theresa D. Young tournament already has devoted players looking to come back in the future.

“We came last year, and we’re going to keep coming out as long as they’ll have us,” said player Rob Fuqua.

The Theresa D. Young Foundation is built to advocate for children and families, offer support systems for parents and to collaborate with any government agencies or community organizations to provide assistance to the underprivileged and victims of abuse. One of their biggest goals is to spread these principles by sponsoring or co-sponsoring community and charitable events.

Founded in 2011 in Bainbridge, the foundation believes in advocating for people’s rights in order to heal the past, live the present and dream the future.

“The purpose of the tournament is to promote fun and fellowship,” said Ball. “But it’s also important to remember what this is for and the bigger cause.”