Raising Money, Lifting Spirits

Raising Money, Lifting Spirits
May 16, 2012 admin

The 2012 C2BU Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner raised $30,000 for Courage House. It was a successful event – raising both awareness and support. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, and a packed dance floor alive with the music of local cover band Busted Flat. The raffle items catered to the golfers in attendance, as well as wine connoisseurs and foodies. The auction items boasted getaways guaranteeing luxurious relaxation, recreation, and romance. Sunshine and gentle breezes enveloped the course at Morgan Creek, inviting golfers of all abilities to an afternoon of fun with friends and family.

“The day and event were fantastic. The highlight of my day was the chance to golf with my dad and our buddies,” said Tyler Hawkins, who has participated and placed in the tournament two years in a row.

Elaine and Roy Volz, who learned of the dinner from a flyer, posted at their church, said, “It was a great evening for a very good cause.”

For first-timers Bill and Joy Lowry, the presentation by Founder Jenny Williamson and her daughter, regarding the needs of young sex trafficking victims and the efforts of C2BU to help meet these needs, “reaffirms our prayers and gives us hope… Jenny is shining a light in the darkness.”

Dealing with their own personal trials of struggle and loss, Kendall and Eric Butler, put their cares aside to join their best friends for a day of golf and giving. Their generosity continued when Kendall purchased an ample supply of raffle tickets, which she placed in the box to win a gas grill. Kendall’s tickets were not drawn, but at night’s end, the shiny new BBQ was being loaded into her truck.

The grill became the Butler’s when a friend of theirs overheard the winner of the grill state he didn’t really need it. The Butlers, who lost their son a couple years ago, recently sold their home – leaving their built-in grill behind. To them a new grill was really something special…a symbol of home and hope. So in addition to blessing Courage House, the winner of the grill blessed the Butlers as well that evening, with a very meaningful gift.

A lot of money was raised for Courage House at the 2012 C2BU Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner, because of the hard work put in by C2BU volunteers, the faithful sponsors who supported the tournament and donated prizes, and all the generous golfers and dinner guests. However, the blessings of the day’s events were not limited to the cause – spirits were lifted and lives were touched in ways that no person could have planned.

Tournament Director Michael Williamson is grateful to this year’s participants and is looking forward to next year. “I just want to thank all the golfers who played. I am so pleased with the golf community’s response to this cause, and these young girls – they deserve this type of effort and response. We encourage all participants from this year to reserve their spot for May 3, 2013. We anticipate a full field and have a goal of raising $50,000!”