Golfers will tee it up at the Second Annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament May 13, helping make it possible for Charlotte area homeless children to attend summer camp. The event, held at River Run Country Club in Davidson, includes a buffet lunch, golf, prizes, raffles and dinner, with all funds raised going directly to A Child’s Place for its summer camp for homeless children, called My Place.

Tee-off time is 1 p.m. A buffet lunch in the clubhouse opens at noon. 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.

Proceeds from the tournament will help fund the My Place summer camp program for homeless children run by the nonprofit A Child’s Place of Charlotte, Inc. The 8-week enrichment camp provides homeless children in Mecklenburg County with academic tutoring, swimming lessons, field trips, and daily hot lunches and breakfasts. My Place has proven to be a powerful program, enabling 97 percent of campers to maintain or boosted their reading skills to grade level, and 96 percent to meet grade-level goals in math.

In 2011, A Child’s Place invited 100 homeless children to participate in My Place. After seeing the huge need and the phenomenal impact of the program, several supporters of A Child’s Place decided to try to raise the funds needed to offer a third camp location to accommodate 50 more children. Last April, the inaugural Swing Fore A Child’s Place tournament raised more than $70,000, making it possible for My Place to expand to 150 children. Tournament organizers are committed to reaching that goal again this April.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact jennifersidden@gmail.com.

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