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 jennifersidden@gmail.com.

From Davidson News, March 25, 2013

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