It’s not too late to sign up for the Shepherd’s Home’s third annual golf tournament. People can sponsor four-member teams for $300 until tee time 1 p.m. May 15 at the Greens of Deerfield.
“It’s a fun event,” said Larry Tanis, president of the Shepherd’s Home Board of Directors.
The tournament is an 18-hole, four-man scramble with a shotgun start. This means each team will begin at a different hole so teams can begin at the same time. After each stroke, players will choose the best ball hit.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second—and seventh—place finishers.
“Generally, you have some really good golfers,” said Tom Painter, golf tournament chair. “The better golfers will be working hard to take first and second place.”
Painter estimates players will mostly hit birdies during the tournament.
“You have to have 12 or 13 shots under par to win this,” Painter said.
However, teams with less-skilled members might still hope to place seventh.
“It’s just for fun,” Painter said.
Families and businesses can also make donations. Those who make $50 donations will be honored with signs at tee boxes.
The golf tournament is one of four fundraisers the Shepherd’s Home hosts each year.
“It is a charity event, it is a major fundraiser for the Shepherd’s Home,” Painter said. “All the proceeds go to the Shepherd’s Home.”
The Shepherd’s Home hopes to raise $5,000 from the event, Painter said.
The Shepherd’s Home is a Christ-centered residential recovery program for women struggling with addiction.
“We are a purveyor of hope to those who have little hope,” Tanis said. “God continues to change lives.”
Besides raising money for the Shepherd’s Home, fundraising events—such as the golf tournament—are good for public relations, Tanis said.
“It’s just good publicity,” he said.
Those who participate have the opportunity to learn about the Shepherd’s Home while enjoying themselves.