On the first Friday of October, G4G Ministries Inc. prepares for its annual fundraiser. Individuals save-the-date each year, knowing we will host our G4G Ministries Golf Tournament. This year, on October 2, 2020, we celebrated our Tenth Anniversary of the beloved event!
Larkin Golf Club worked tirelessly to help us accommodate 17 teams, while making each individual feel safe despite the current pandemic. As the teams started arriving at 11am, they were greeted by the smiling faces of Dawn Foxx and Tamara Sherrill. At registration, they were handed a “Golfer’s Goody Bag,” complete with G4G logo embossed golf balls and a mason jar of the special G4G Chicken Rub! Additionally, the golfers received bagged lunches with freshly grilled cheeseburgers, hotdogs, and other good eats that they were able to enjoy before the tournament or while on the course.
Familiar faces caught each other up on life, work, and families as they awaited the 1pm shot-gun start. After receiving their welcome speech and praying as a whole unit, the golfers were led to the course. Throughout the day, sponsors of the tournament were met with their company signs. Every hole featured a company sponsor and their logo in vibrant colors! The golfers and volunteers were blessed a beautiful day, temperatures in the 60’s, and they relished in the sunshine!
Throughout the tournament, golfers attempted to win prizes galore! Various companies donated exciting hole-in-one prizes, such as a Harley Davidson Bike from Tilley’s Harley Davidson, a 2020 Jeep Renegade from Black Automotive Group, a John Deere Gator from James River Equipment, and a cash prize from Larkin Golf Club. Additionally, golfers were playing for a $500 Nike Gift Card, a vacation for four at Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa in Lajitas, Texas, and a choice of Swing Caddie SC200 Portable Launch Monitor or an L4 Laser Rangefinder with Scope. While, unfortunately, no one took home a hole-in-one prize this tournament, we have full faith our golfers can win such a prize in the future!
At the end of the day, golfers gathered around to see the reveal of each other’s scores. The 50/50 raffle winner was announced, and a brand-new player went home with the money! Additionally, longest drive, closest to the pin, and the winning teams were announced! They received engraved YETIs, announcing their winnings in the most practical of ways, as well as a G4G cooler, a free round of golf, and other inclusions.
As we parted ways, each golfer, volunteer, and Larkin Golf staff member left the tournament with a whole G4G grilled chicken! Many of our returning teams look forward to the chicken each year as it is freshly grilled and rubbed with our super-secret recipe!
Most importantly, each donation helps fund future G4G Ministries Inc. events. Early results indicate this tournament, and your generous donations, will feed THOUSANDS during the final months and into 2021. We praise the Lord for each donor, volunteer, and supporter of this ministry. We look forward to utilizing these generous gifts to feed our brothers and sisters throughout Iredell County and beyond. Thank you one and ALL.