This Friday, the fourth annual Southern West Virginia Home Builders Association and Toys for Tots Benefit Golf Tournament will take place at Grandview Country Club.
This year’s tournament, like previous ones, was sold out by 43 golf teams, all competing to raise money for the Toys for Tots charity and the West Virginia Home Builders Association scholarship programs.
The event is made possible through partnerships and the community.
With many volunteers working at the event and many charitable donations made by area businesses, the golf tournament is full of people who are willing to do what they can for a good cause.
84 Lumber is the presenting sponsor of the tournament along with ACE Adventure, Glade Springs, Lowes, Big Lots, Twin Falls and the Homestead all offering considerable golf tournament winner prizes and a raffle. Dick’s Sporting Goods donated a sleeve of golf balls to each player in the tournament.
“It’s special just because of the community involvement. Everyone knows what the end result will be, making sure the kids in our country get those toys for Christmas, and that our scholarship fund can get kids the education they need, and that’s really the important part,” said Beth Reger, Executive Director of the Home Builders Association.
When the event started four years ago, it was sold out with 17 participating teams. Since then, the day has had to be split in two with two different start times to accommodate the 43 teams that the tournament now has.
Registration for the following year begins at each tournament, with this year’s sale in March.
“They get out there, they can have a day away from work and have fun, play a sport they love for a good reason.” said Reger.