News > Golfers Help Children in Crisis!

GolfersThanks to great community support the 2nd Annual CIC Children’s Neighborhood Charity Golf Tournament raised an estimated $50,000 in contributions and in-kind donations of prizes, food, services, signs and support!

The tournament was held last week at the Ft. Walton Beach Golf Club and was presented by First Command Financial Services, a full service financial organization committed to helping families plan for and pursue financial success. Dooley Mack Constructors, builder for the next two homes in the Children’s Neighborhood, also joined as a major sponsor this year.

The golf tournament format was a best ball select shot and golfers competed for a wide array of wonderful prizes. Congratulations to the team of Mike Sapp, Mo Evans, Mark Ketchum and Jim Grabo, who won the event with a net score of 57. Bob Young won the closest to the pin prize, and Ann Svitanek won the longest drive contest.

Ken Hair, Executive Director, Children in Crisis, commented, “First Command’s support to the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community for the second consecutive year is a true commitment of caring. First Command’s support and our other major sponsors, Dooley Mack Constructors, Impact Graphics Sign Co., Lesgo Personal Chef, Polyengineering, Chrysler and American Laser ensured the tournament would be a success. All proceeds from the tournament will help feed, clothe and care for the children of The Children’s Neighborhood.”

Hair continued, “There was a special live auction prize this year that really raised the excitement level of the golfers and participants. Goodyear donated a 30 minute ride for six on the Goodyear Blimp. Jackie Gillespie won the prize with a final bid of $3,000.”

According to Mack Gay, President, CIC Board of Directors, “This is a wonderful show of support to our kids living at the Children’s Neighborhood. I’d like to thanks the participants, sponsors, committee members, staff and the entire community for all they do for our at-risk children.”