Get ready to grab your golf clubs and tennis rackets on September 11 for a good cause.
The Rotary Club of Roswell (Georgia, US – D 6900) will host its 39th annual Aubrey Greenway Charity Golf and 5th annual Hagan Cup Charity Tennis Tournament, both held together this year at the Country Club of Roswell.
This is the biggest yearly fundraising effort for Roswell Rotary.The funds will be used year-round to help over 30 local charities, with a focus on poverty, hunger, homelessness and education in the community.
Two of the charities, End Human Trafficking and the anti-bullying programme Be The Voice, have roots in Roswell Rotary and have expanded to have a global reach.
“With your help, we can make a difference,” said Board Chairman Danny Broadway.
“We greatly appreciate any contribution toward creating a better community.”
Last year’s efforts raised over $200,000 in one day, a goal the Rotary aims to match if not exceed this fall.
Over 250 volunteer golfers and 75 tennis players supported the cause.
The golf tournament begins at 7 am with a putting green and driving range, while the tennis tournament will open at 8.30 am.
Each tournament will end with an after party, including dinner, dancing, awards, Casino Night and raffle.
Auction and raffle prizes will include vacations, dining, sports events, date nights and electronics.
Some of the travel prize destinations include South Africa, Tuscany and South Carolina.
In conjunction with the tournaments, the Rotary will also be hosting its annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the Roswell Area Park lake.
This year’s tribute will include guest speaker Retired Brigadier Gen Lawrence Dudney Jr, who was a commander in the Georgia Army National Guard.
He was working at the Pentagon when it was struck by an aircraft in 2001.