Annual Golf Tournament Raises Over $14,000
This past June, the Valley of Savannah Scottish Rite held their annual golf tournament to benefit Georgia Southern University’s RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders. Eleven teams teed up at Bacon Park Golf Course in Savannah, Georiga with one goal, raising money for the Center.
RiteCare Centers were established in 1950 in Colorado as a philanthropic project of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Supreme Council Southern Jurisdiction to help children with speech and language disorders. The RiteCare Center on the Armstrong Campus is one of approximately 180 centers throughout the United States that is supported by the Scottish Rite and is a functioning outpatient speech-language pathology clinic, serving individuals from Savannah, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. The clinic also serves as a training facility for graduate students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDS) program.
Graduate students, members of the Scottish Rite and community worked together to ensure the tournament went off without a glitch. Participants received goody bags filled with great items provided by sponsoring businesses in addition to a lunch once the tournament was completed. Awards were given to first, second and third place teams as well as individual trophies for the longest drive and closest to the pin.
The tournament provided the opportunity for attendees to network with the Brothers from the Scottish Rite and their families.
The tournament was a huge success and raised over $14,000, nearly doubling the amount it raised last year. Profits from the tournament are added to a lump sum donation, which is given to the RiteCare Center each year in December.