By Leila Dycus staff writer
The Madison-Morgan Boys and Girls club is hitting the course this week to raise money to chance the lives of area kids. “It helps the youth of Morgan County,” said Club Director Gari Quiroz. “It’s a wonderful cause and it helps everyone when our young people are doing well.” The Hope and Promise Tournament will take place on Friday June 6. The tournament will take place at the Hard Labor Creek Golf Course. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and it’s not too late to sign up. Mark Schlabach, ESPN reporter, New York Times columnist and best selling author has worked to put together the fifth annual golf tournament. The event will include prizes for first, second and third place teams as well as a hole-in-one contest, closets to pin on three par threes, longest drive and most accurate drive.
“I’m most looking forward to having a good time and raising money for our club,” said Quiroz. Not only is it not to late to sign up but also it’s not too late to volunteer to help with the event. In order for this tournament to be the best it can be the Boys and Girls Club needs volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering please call 706-342-1565 or 706-752-1017. The contest will wrap up with an after party complete with a ball drop contest, silent action, food and spirits. The Madison-Morgan Boys and Girls Club cannot operate with out the help of the community. Funds raised from the event will go towards general operation costs and programing.