ANNUAL HONOURS GOLF CHARITY CLASSIC

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HONOURS GOLF HOSTS ANNUAL CHARITY CLASSIC BENEFITING THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE CENTER

Gulf Shores, Ala. (Wednesday September 5, 2018) – Craft Farms Golf Resort, Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club and Rock Creek Golf Club have joined together to host the Annual Honours Golf Charity Classic sponsored by Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s. The tournament will be on November 15, 2018, at Craft Farms Golf Resort. The goal of this golf tournament is to raise funds for the Christian Service Center, with 100 percent of tournament proceeds going to the organization.

“We decided to host the Honours Golf Charity Classic, because we want to continue to give back to our community,” said Chad Leonard, regional director of club operations for Honours Golf. “After a successful inaugural event, we’re looking forward to working with the Christian Service Center again. By donating this tournament on their behalf, we hope to provide them with additional funding to continue their mission of helping people when they need it the most.”

Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s has returned as the title sponsor of the Charity Classic for the second consecutive year and is proud to partner with an organization like the Christian Service Center.

“We feel that the Christian Service Center’s impact on our community is of utmost importance,” said Gerald Tipton, Regional General Manager, LuLu’s. “The services they provide are critical to our community and families in need. We are excited to be the title sponsor for this event, especially an event where all proceeds go toward the mission of meeting the needs of the community.”

The Gulf Shores Garden Club has also signed on as a major sponsor for this year’s Charity Classic. President Fran Thompson says that the Christian Service Center is a beacon in the community.

“This is an important way for us to put funds raised at our annual flower seminar back into the community,” said Thompson. “The CSC is supported by so many in our community, from civic groups, to mardi gras krewes to individuals, because we know that every dollar contributed goes directly to citizens going through hard times. I don’t know if there is another charity anywhere that does as much to maximize the good that it does with the funds that it raises,’’ Thompson added.

The Christian Service Center is a 100% volunteer agency funded by the churches of Pleasure Island, various community organizations, including the United Way of Baldwin County, and interested individuals. Clients are given immediate emergency aid as well as guidance on finding solutions to their problems. The CSC also provides a wide range of other services, including assisting with meals on wheels, the summer program for children, and the local food pantry.

The Charity Classic will donate 100 percent of proceeds back to the Christian Service Center. The tournament is a four-person scramble and open to the public. Prizes will be given for the top three places in both gross and net divisions. Additional prizes include longest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt.

Currently, committees are at work securing golfers, sponsors and raffle prizes. The tournament can accommodate up to 120 golfers at $125 per player. Tournament fees include lunch, drinks on the course, prizes and a tee gift. The Title Sponsor for this year’s tournament is Lulu’s Gulf Shores. Gulf Shores Garden Club has also signed on as a sponsor.

To sign up to play in this event, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ryan Mello, club manager of Craft Farms Golf Resort by calling 251.968.3002.

 

10th Annual Cool Change Charter Fishing Trip a Huge Success!

Captain Joe and Cindy Nash of Cool Change Charters in Orange Beach hosted their 10th annual Gulf fishing trip as a fundraiser for the Christian Service Center.  All proceeds for the day were given to the Center to assist families in need.  It was a great day of fellowship and fishing for red snapper. In addition to Captain Nash hosting the trip, Zeke’s Marina donated the fuel for the day and J&M Tackle donated the bait.

In its 27th year, the Christian Service Center is a “Hand Up” rather than a “Hand Out” agency. Clients are given immediate emergency aid as well as guidance on finding solutions to their problems. The CSC is a 100% volunteer agency funded by the churches of Pleasure Island, various community organizations, including the United Way of Baldwin County, and interested individuals. For more information please call the CSC at 251-968-5256 or visit www.cscgs.com.

Volunteers pack food bags for CSC Summer “Backpack” program

Parents may start picking up bags May 29 and continue once a week until school starts again in August.

Each child receives a bag filled with five each of easy to prepare breakfast and lunch items and ten snacks. This program seeks to supplement our children’s summer food needs in the absence of free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school.

Families must live in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Ft. Morgan and must be income qualified.  Sign up at the Christian Service Center Monday – Friday between 9 – 12.

Gulf Shores Men’s Snowbird Coffee Club

The Gulf Shores Men’s Snowbird Coffee Club has been in existence for 41 years. It started out as a social coffee club and over the years, has evolved into a social and golf club. From January through mid-March they meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for coffee before golfing. The club now has 293 members from both Canada and the U.S. – mostly snowbirds.  In 2000, the club began giving contributions to local charities and has given close to $60,000 in that time. This year the club chose the Christian Service Center as their beneficiary and presented the Center with $1500.

Pictured above are Don Harms, Mary Lee Harms, Center volunteers, receiving the check from Larry Cole, Gail Shoemaker, and Tom Williams.