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OctoberQuest to benefit United Way
Event set for Saturday
October Quest Web

             A fun-filled event featuring various games has been a lucrative fund raiser for United Way of Southeast Georgia for the past three years, and OctoberQuest 2016 promises to be even better.
        The unique event, which involves four person teams competing in a series of 10 different events at The Clubhouse, is scheduled for Saturday.
        Participants will enjoy an opportunity to enjoy a fun filled day, and the same time, help support the non-profit organizations.
        Events used include miniature golf, go carts, skee ball, mini bowling, bowling, laser tag and others. Each event has a maximum score which can be earned, then scores from all ten events are tallied for a grand total. The top ten teams in point totals, then qualify for the final event, a modified bowling event to determine the overall winner.
        "We are thrilled to host the 4th annual OctoberQuest," said Shellie Pittman, director of special events for The Clubhouse. "OctoberQuest is a fantastic way for families, neighbors, co-workers, and friends of all ages to come out and enjoy fun and games, while also contributing and supporting United Way and their mission to help improve the community in which we work and live."
        Registration will be open until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, the day of the event.
        Proceeds from the event will allow United Way to be able to provide financial assistance to many organizations including The Statesboro Food Bank, Safe Haven, Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County, ACTS, and many others.
United Way Executive Director Bob Olliff said he and the United Way staff are excited about the event and what it has become.
        "Darin Van Tassell, owner of The Clubhouse, approached us three years ago about being a part of this event, and we knew immediately that it was going to be a success because of its unique format," he said. "Darin and his team have worked extremely hard to make this event grow, and we look forward to many great years of partnership together."
        United Way's mission is "to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community," he said. "While the impacts of Hurricane Matthew brought about immediate needs in our community, it only increased the awareness of on-going needs that are present in our community."
        The overall campaign goal is $500,000. He hopes to have a record number of teams; last year there were only 12 teams, down from more than 20 the year before, he said.
        United Way works with other local non-profit organizations to provide programs and services that help meet these needs year round. "Just last year, our 19 partner agencies in Bulloch County were responsible for providing over 33,000 direct services to individuals right here in our own community. The continued continued
support of United Way and our effort will help produce real change in the lives of thousands of men, women, and children."
        To register or find more details about OctoberQuest, visit,, or the Clubhouse and United Way of Southeast Georgia's Facebook pages.


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