Mayor’s Charity Classic set for Wednesday

Published 1:12 am Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic will take place Wednesday at Valley Grande Golf Course, with proceeds benefiting special needs programs from Selma and Dallas County.

The three-man scramble tournament will benefit Cahaba Mental Health, West Alabama Rehabilitation-Easter Seals, Selma City Schools, Dallas County Schools and the Selma Disabilities Advocacy Center.

“I enjoy the [tournament] so much, because it helps children,” Selma Mayor George Evans said.

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“The whole concept is to give our special needs children exposure as well as help.”

Evans said this is a cause that really resonates with him.

“I used to be over special education programs before I got into politics,” Evans said. “That’s when I truly learned to appreciate the special needs children.”

Evans said the tournament has already filled up with 32 teams set to participate. The cost is $75 per player and $225 per team.

The tournament will start at 10 a.m.

Evans will putt for each team on the eighteenth hole and laughed when asked if he had worked on his putting stroke in recent weeks.

“I’ll get a lot of practice Wednesday I imagine,” Evans said.

The day before the event the kids will be greeted by Disney characters at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“They will have that time to take pictures and if they want to take pictures with the character, they can,” Evans said. “We will just have a celebration and fun with them on that Tuesday.”