Time for mayor’s charity golf tournament

Published 10:02 pm Monday, October 12, 2015

Valley Grande Golf Course will soon be filled again with teams competing in the annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic.

This year’s tournament will be Wednesday, Oct. 21.

“I enjoy it because the golf tournament itself is a fundraiser for special needs children and their programs,” said Selma Mayor George Evans.

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The three-man scramble will benefit Cahaba Mental Health, West Alabama Rehabilitation-Easter Seals, Selma City Schools, Dallas County Schools and those who serve special needs children in the area.

“I think it offers hope and encouragement to the instructors that work in the agencies as well as the young people,” Evans said.

With 15 teams already signed up, Evans is hoping that even more will join and participate. The cost is $240 per team or $80 per player. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the tournament is set to begin at 10 a.m.

Evans will putt on the 18th hole for each team, trying to earn a birdie.

One of Evans’ favorite parts of the tournament is what happens the day before hitting the green. On Tuesday, agencies will bring special needs children to the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center for a day of food, games and fun.

“It’s when the kids come out and really enjoy themselves with dancing and songs,” Evans said. “I think it’s a really good opportunity for the children to have fun.”

Evans said even those who don’t play golf can make a tax-deductible donation to the program.

Checks should be made payable to GPE Mayor’s Charitable Fund and mailed to the City of Selma, 222 Broad Street, Selma, AL 36701. For more information, call 874-2101 or email info@selmaalabama.com.