Charity golf tournament raises money for Hospice

Local - 7/27/2013 5:57 PM by Joe Hellriegel
BECKLEY - The Hospice House kicks off their summer fundraiser Saturday with a 5k in the morning, golf tournament in the afternoon and a wing eating festival later at night.

Hitting golf balls is a nice way to spend the weekend but raising money for charity makes it even better. The Brier Patch Golf Course in Beckley held a golf tournament to raise money for the Hospice of Southern West Virginia.

"It's a good organization and anybody who has ever dealt with them knows that so we are just trying to raise as much money as we can for them," said golf course director Don Jones.

Hospice is a program designed to serve the needs of the terminally ill and their families.

"This is one of our biggest tournaments, it was last year and right now it is this year so we have people from Mullens, Oak Hill, and all around come to play so its pretty good, everyone is getting involved," said Jones.

Even the First Tee kids got involved drawing signs on posters for sponsors of the tournament. Rain didn't stop these golfers from coming out to help support something that's helped so many people.

"It provides an opportunity for us to come out and have a good time and play golf even though it's raining, and the benefits are well worth it," said participant Ken Perdue.

"We've known two or three people, in fact a good friend of ours Jimmy Reinheart spent his last days at the hospital and we are here in support of that," said participant Jeff Shrewsbury. "We would like to commend those people that are involved with the Hospice House," said Shrewsbury.


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