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Golfing to Share the Gospel

By Linda CooperYoung Life Golf Tourney logo

The Christian youth ministry Shelby-Tipton County Young Life is hosting what has become an annual event, the organization’s golf tournament fundraiser slated for Friday, May 2 at Glen Eagle Golf Course, located at 6168 Attu St., on the north side of the Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington.
Young Life is a non-denominational Christian outreach ministry that involves caring adult volunteers working with the area’s high school students to build relationships through a range of activities to share the Gospel of Christ.
Activities include weekly group meetings held every Monday evening, and campaigners or small group meetings dedicated to study and prayer, as well as community service projects
Since the tournament’s inception in 2010, Luke Sadler the group’s area director said the event has grown with some 21 teams of golfers participating this year. The goal is 25 teams, so he is hoping a few more golfers will tee off for the event. Sadler explained, funds raised through the tournament will help support the organization’s operating budget and ministry activities.
Check-in for the tournament and lunch, along with free driving range time begins at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per person, or $300 per team, with four-person team scramble. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and every par 3, as well a new car for a hole-in-one.
Cash prizes also will be awarded for first, second and third place. All golfers will receive a special gift and be eligible for door prizes.
In addition to the individual golfers and teams, Sadler outlined a number of area businesses and members of the community who are sponsors of the event. Tournament sponsors include the United Methodist Women of Embury First United Methodist Church, Barnhart Crane & Rigging, Cary and Lalania Vaughn and Signs & Designs. Nine-Hole sponsors include Dick and Nancy Barnhart, James Garcia – Allstate Insurance, AN-I.V. LLC, Sara Brasfield and Associates, and Wolfchase Honda.
Many other businesses and persons throughout community are hole sponsors, and have donated prize items for the event.
“With the tournament, the hope is to expose people to our ministry. And, even if they leave the tournament not knowing a lot about what Young Life does, they will have had fun and think if Young Life can pull off a fun tournament, that we can have a fun ministry, too,” Sadler said.
For more information about the tournament, contact Luke Sadler at 215-4481 or Shelby.Tipton.YL@gmail.com.

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