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Birdies and BBQ fundraiser helps Averitt Center
Averitt Center’s Annual Birdies and BBQ Fundraiser is set for March 26. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. - photo by FILE
    It’s nearly Spring and that means it’s time for the Averitt Center’s Annual Birdies and BBQ Fundraiser.
    “We always have a great turnout,” said Tim Chapman, executive director for the Averitt Center. “People enjoy getting out in the early spring and playing golf for a good cause.”
    This year’s tournament is Thursday, March 26, at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. A BBQ lunch is provided. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun tournament start at 1 p.m. This year, $400 in cash prizes will be awarded to the gross and net winning teams!
    The tournament is open to all golfers at any level.
    “This is great opportunity to play on a professional course at Forest Heights even if you are not a country club member,” Chapman said.
    The fee for an individual player is $100, and four man teams are $400.  
    “If you would like to play but don’t have a whole team, please contact the Averitt Center, we might be able to plug you into a team,” Chapman said.
    “If you don’t play golf, but would like to support the fundraiser, there are many ways to be involved,” said Grace Adams-Stewart, volunteer fundraising coordinator.
    “We are actively seeking sponsorships and donations,” she said. “For a $50 donation, an individual or business can be listed in newspaper coverage. For $100 an individual or business will be listed in the newspaper coverage and in the program distributed to all players. Finally, for $250, an individual or business can have a newspaper mention, a program listing and have a tee sign on the course.”
    Businesses or individuals interested in providing larger sponsorships, such as providing drinks for the players or underwriting the tournament, should contact the Averitt Center directly.
    There also will be raffle prizes.
    “We are still collecting raffle items,” Stewart said. “I’m not going to give away our grand prize just yet, but we’ve got some really nice items! If you or your business can provide a raffle item, please let us know as soon as possible.”
    To register for the tournament, contact Melinda Roell at the Averitt Center for the Arts at (912) 212-2787.
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