Christmas Child Tournament 2013
Pardue Children in Need Fund
With its noble mission statement of "Providing Joy to Kids with Little Joy in Their Lives," the Pardue Children in Need Fund, in association with The Waccamaw Community Foundation, has brightened the lives of hundreds of young people in The Grand Strand of South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia.
Through numerous fundraising events including its annual Christmas Child Golf Tournament and its January Charity Concert Event, all proceeds benefit children (180) housed at Lighthouse Care Center of Conway, Lighthouse Care Centers of Augusta, Georgia and Sea Coast Academy in Surfside Beach, SC. As the foundation continues to grow its goal is to one day bring joy to kids in all eight Lighthouse facilities in South Carolina as well.
FFunds raised provide activities including a trip to Carowinds Amusement Park, monthly visits to a local movie theatre, and through the generous help of the great people at Alabama Theatre, an annual Christmas Show at the acclaimed venue. Additionally, children are presented with a new pair of sneakers, of their own choosing, as a Christmas gift.
"Lighthouse Care Centers do amazing work with children helping them get on the right path to succeed in life. We're honored to assist them in bringing joy and hope to so many young people," says Claude Pardue.
Thank You to Christmas Child Players, staff and volunteers for the 2012 Christmas Child Golf Tournament !
What a terrific turnout for the 9th annual Christmas Child Golf tournament that was held on Saturday December 17, 2012 at 10am at The Wizard Golf Links. We had terrific weather this year with temperature around 65 degrees giving us perfect golfing weather. We had 49 teams this year playing the tournament on both the Man O War and The Wizard Golf Courses.
We were able to raise over $20,000 for The Waccamaw Community Foundation - Pardue Children in Need Fund to support Lighthouse Care Center children in Conway, SC, Augusta, Ga. & Macon, Ga. along with Sea Coast Academy in Surfside, South Carolina. This was our largest fund raising year yet. We provided 160 new pairs of sneakers with each child getting exactly what they requested. We will send them to Carowinds and Six Flags Amusement Parks again this summer. We will also provided shoes and uniforms for two basketball teams at the Augusta Lighthouse this winter. Each month the children at Conway Lighthouse and Seacoast Academy in Surfside are taken to a private movie theatre provided by Sea Mist Resort, one of our business partners, to enjoy a current movie in a theatre environment. None of this would have been possible without the many sponsors, players, staff and employees who make this tournament a huge success.
None of this would have been possible without the many sponsors, players, staff and employees who make this tournament a huge success.
Mark your calendars again for next year's tournament which will be on Saturday December 14, 2013 at The Wizard and Man O War Golf Courses. We started with 1 facility 9 years ago. We are now serving 4 facilities and with your continued support we hope to expand to another facility this year. Our dream is to serve 9 of these facilities in South Carolina and Georgia in the coming years...This will be over 500 pairs of shoes and we hope everyone will join us in this effort in 2013. See you at the tournament!
If your schedule does not permit, but you would like to make a donation to help provide shoes for children in need, please click here. We are also looking for hole or green sponsors - these can be purchased online too!
Join us on Dec 14, 2013 for the Christmas Child Tournament 2013 Tournament
Dec 14 10 AM Shotgun Start! $260 per team, $65 per player. Available for booking until Dec 08, 2013.
- Captain's Choice Format
- Lunch provided
- Green Fee Prizes to area golf courses
- Mulligan packages
- Longest Drive and Closest to pin contest