Golfers will tee it up May 13 at River Run Country Club in Davidson at the 2nd Annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament May 13, raising money to help homeless children to attend summer camp. The event includes a buffet lunch, golf, prizes, raffles and dinner, with all funds raised going directly to A Child’s Place summer camp program My Place.
Tee-off is 1 pm, with a buffet lunch open at noon in the clubhouse. Registration is $250 per player, or $800 per foursome, at http://swingfore2013.eventbrite.com. In addition to tournament contests, players will also have the chance to vie for exciting raffle prizes, such as tickets to a Duke basketball game with a behind-the-scenes tour of Cameron Indoor Stadium.
All proceeds from the tournament will help fund the My Place Summer Camp program for homeless children run by the non-profit A Child’s Place. The 8-week enrichment camp provides homeless children in Mecklenburg County with academic tutoring, swimming lessons, field trips, and daily hot lunches and breakfasts. It has been such a powerful program that 97% of campers maintained or boosted their reading skills to grade level, and 96% met grade-level goals in math.
In 2011, A Child’s Place offered its My Place summer camp to 100 homeless children. But after seeing the huge need and the phenomenal impact of the camp, several A Child’s Place supporters decided to try to raise the funds needed to offer a third camp site to accommodate an additional 50 children.
The inaugural Swing Fore tournament, held last April, raised $74,000 for the additional camp site, allowing My Place to expand to 150 children. This year, organizers are committed to reaching that goal again.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact email@example.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 8:30am, Huntersville – Lake Norman Rotary 5K and 10K Runs. Race starts and finishes south of N.C. 73/Sam Furr Road, near Jason’s Deli, on Birkdale Commons Drive. Course winds through residential streets of Birkdale, with some slight hills. Raises money for Rotary programs. Info: LakeNormanRotary.org The race is a fund-raiser for Rotary charities.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 6:30pm, Davidson College Lilly Gallery – Enjoy dinner with current Davidson students at the fourth annual Dinner at Davidson to raise funds for the Davidson Trust, which helps make Davidson College accessible for all students. Dinner will feature a culinary creation from the student cooking group, P.S., as well as remarks from a student involved in the production. Dinner will be followed by the premiere of “Trust: The Play.” The performance will debut in the Duke Family Performance Hall at 8pm. Dinner is $100 per seat. For more information and to make a reservation visit www.Davidson.edu.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, Noon to 8pm, Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop, 202 S. Main St., Davidson, and Birkdale Village in Huntersville – Ben & Jerry’s presents the 34th annual Free Cone Day. This year the day also is a fund-raiser for Safe Alliance, a local nonprofit that provides, shelter, advocacy, support and legal assistance to victims of domestic abuse.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 8am, Davidson Village Green – Pawz Too Run 10K and 5K races and vendor fair. Followed by a community dog walk. Fundraiser for Friends of the Animals, a local nonprofit whose mission is to promote responsible pet ownership, provide low cost spay/neuter services and promote adoption of homeless pets. For information, to register or volunteer, visit www.FriendsoftheAnimals.net
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 8am, Earth Fare, Huntersville, 14201 Boren St., off I-77 Exit 25, Huntersville – Run for Hope and Healing 5K Run/Walk. The race will raise money and awareness for services provided by Safe Alliance. Registration $30 until April 19, $35 on race day. Race day registration begins at 7am. For more information, visit http://www.safealliance.org/run-for-hope-and-healing/
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 1pm, Northstone Country Club, Huntersville – 11th annual Lake Norman Regional Golf Tournament, a fund-raiser for Lions programs for the visually impaired. In memory of Russell B. Knox, the longtime mayor of Davidson, and Don Howie, a a 50-year Lions Club member and local banker. Registration begins at 10am, noon lunch by Toast Cafe, 12:30pm golf lesson, 1pm shotgun start. To make a donation or become a sponsor, or to sign up to play in the tournament, visit www.northmecklionsgolf.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 8am, Davidson Elementary School, 635 South St., Davidson – 3rd annual Miles for Marnie 5K run/walk and kids fun run. Organized by the Marnie Jude Foundation, to raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer Research. T-shirts for those who register early. Sign up online at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Davidson/MilesforMarnie/ Volunteers wanted – sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48A8Af2AA64-miles
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1pm, Lakewood Golf Course, 273 Old Airport Road, Statesville – Cornelius American Legion Post 86 hosts its annual golf tournament. The Captain’s Choice event begins at 1pm. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd,& 3rd place finishes. Lunch and cold beverages served at 11:30am. Greens fees including car are $60. Also door prizes and a raffle. Information: Call Randy Wally at 704-840-4413 or Silas Robinette at 704-578-3358.
MONDAY, MAY 13, 1pm, River Run Country Club, Davidson – 2nd annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament, to raise money for the My Place summer camp program of A Child’s Place. Tee-off is 1 pm, with a buffet lunch open at noon in the clubhouse. Registration is $250 per player, or $800 per foursome, at http://swingfore2013.eventbrite.com. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 6-9pm, Michael Waltrip Racing, 20310 Chartwell Center Dr Cornelius – 4th annual Catwalk for a Cause, presented by Toyota and benefiting the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. All proceeds support families in need through the MTJ Special Needs Fund at Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte. Sponsorships welcome. Call 704-664-1113 Ext. 205, or email email@example.com. More about the foundation: www.martintruexjrfoundation.org
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