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Over $35,000 Raised for The Children’s Village at Christian City

PHOTO: First Christian Church of Stockbridge took home the Golf Fore Kids “Church Challenge” trophy in 2016. Pictured with Philip Kouns (center) COO of The Children’s Village at Christian City are (left) Leonard Craig and John Clabby.

165 golfers, 37 sponsors and Consumer Investigator, Dale Cardwell came together at Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge to enjoy a day of golf while helping children in need. This year’s “Golf Fore Kids” Classic raised more than $35,000 to support the abandoned, abused, and neglected children who now live safely at The Children’s Village at Christian City. Established in 1965, the 500-acre campus is located nine miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“We had more golfers and more sponsors than ever before,” said Christian City President and CEO, Len Romano. “Faithful community support sustains The Children’s Village at Christian City. Because of the financial support we receive from events like Golf Fore Kids, our children get a special kind of mulligan and can experience a childhood that is more like what God intended for them. We’re grateful to Dale Cardwell and the sponsors and golfers who came out to show that they care about children in need in metro Atlanta. Together, they are making a difference in the lives of children and helping to break the cycle of generational poverty.” Romano said.

First place went to RJH, Inc., whose foursome included: Roy Hill, Will Davidson, Jay Baker and Mark Bucholtz. Harvey Melear, Don Bonner, Ray Hannah and John Martin took second place, and the team from Outback Deck, Inc. came in third. First Christian Church of Stockbridge won the “Church Challenge” with John Clabby, George Whitley and Leonard Craig taking home the trophy for 2016. View the Golf Fore Kids event photo gallery.

This annual fundraising event features a great day of golf, networking and fellowship. The top sponsors in the 2016 tournament were Pruitt Health, Aquaguard Foundation Solutions, TrustDale, and America’s Preferred Home Warranty. Breakfast was sponsored by Senior Helpers in Peachtree City and Waffle House in Newnan, and a boxed lunch was provided by Shane’s Rib Shack in Peachtree City. For information about the 2017 tournament, contact Ashley Bonner at ashleyb@christiancity.org or 678.466.1093.