Tallahassee Teen Challenge golf tournament funds addiction recovery program
Tallahassee Teen Challenge is a mainstay of the community helping people on the road to recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.
One of the foundations of their service is the 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This is a best shot jamming format for four people. The event takes place Monday at the Golden Eagle Country Club. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the shotgun leaves at 9 a.m.
There are 93 golfers registered to participate in this fundraiser. They are divided into 23 teams. Their donations are combined with contributions from several societies and churches.
Funding for the Tallahassee branch of this 501 (c) (3) nonprofit goes to the facility’s expansion project.
“We are counting on the support of the community. It is extremely important for a fundraiser like this that people grasp the vision and support our cause,” said Kyle Seachrist, South East Region Teen Challenge Program Manager. .
“By supporting the tournament, 100% of the resulting funds go to our organization. This will expand our facilities. Clients receive genuine holistic help. “
The ultimate goal of this fundraiser is to upgrade the on-site recovery center. However, players also want to take advantage of the bragging rights of having the best performance.
Seachrist and his team will award prizes after the tournament. They will also have a draw for the participants.
This year’s release marks the tournament’s triumphant return. Due to the pandemic, this fundraiser was canceled in 2020.
Despite this setback, on the whole, officials are pleased with the progress of the event since its inception.
“We played every year. It was terrible that we had to cancel in 2020. The first year we had eight teams. Now we have 23. The support from the community is amazing with the people coming to play,” Seachrist said.
Golden Eagle Golf Club benefits from the relationship with Teen Challenge. The place is happy to play a major role in the rehabilitation of residents.
“We are proud to support the tournament and the good deeds Teen Challenge is doing for Tallahassee. It will be a great event,” said Bruce Sellers, General Manager of the Golden Eagle Golf Club.
The program provides residential care based on the Christian faith to youth and adults struggling with life control issues.
These sessions generally last 12 to 18 months. They consist of individual and group Bible studies, work projects, education (for teens), hobbies and more.
Tallahassee Teen Challenge is located at 4141 Apalachee Parkway.
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