Special needs programs get a big boost

Published 10:56 pm Thursday, October 16, 2014

Smiles and laughs were a common sight Wednesday at Valley Grande Golf Course, as community members came together in support of the Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament.

Everyone in attendance appeared to have a great time, even if they weren’t playing as well as they hoped to. That’s because the tournament had almost nothing to do with golf.

Of course, there’s competition, and each flight winner gets a prize, but everyone participating came out in support of the community’s special needs programs. The tournament, which was in its fifth year, supports the special needs programs in the community.

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Cahaba Mental Health, Easter Seals West Central Alabama Rehabilitation Center, Selma City Schools, Dallas County Schools and the Disability Advocacy Center shared all of the proceeds from the charity event.

The fun wasn’t just on the golf course either.

On Tuesday, the children were thrown a party, and all sorts of characters came to hang out with them at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center.

This is the kind of cause we should all come together to support, and it’s clear the community is doing its part. This year’s event had the most participants the tournament has ever had.

Kudos to everyone involved for their time and support of this year’s event. The proceeds are sure to benefit our local children immensely.