The 12th annual Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic benefiting Children in Crisis raised over $30,000 to provide a home to local foster children. The funds will be used to help feed, clothe and care for the at-risk children living at the CIC Children's Neighborhood.
The tournament was held at Kelly Plantation and golfers from all around the Panhandle came to enjoy the event. The day began with a barbecue lunch followed by the Florida Scramble shotgun start. There was also a pre-registration party the night before hosted by Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe and the Tommy Bahama Sandestin Retail Store donated a shirt valued at $135 to each golfer. The tournament finished with over 100 golfers and supporters enjoying a delicious Italian family-style dinner hosted by Tuscany Italian Bistro located in Destin.
“We opened the Children’s Neighborhood in 2008 and since then we’ve given a home to over 950 children and kept all of our brother and sibling families together," said Ken Hair, CIC president and CEO. "That works out to over 121,000 days and nights of a home for an at-risk foster child. We must find the funds to continue to keep the Neighborhood open and sustain operations. Our annual golf tournament helps with that important challenge.”
CIC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit community charity of caring people providing homes and establishing hope to the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community. Together we can make a difference in the life of a child. To learn more about CIC, visit www.childrenincrisisfl.org or call 850-864-4242.