The third annual Santa's Helping Hands benefit golf scramble, held at Shady Hollow Golf Club on Saturday, August 24, 2019 raised more than $10,000 for the local charity. Proceeds from the scramble in addition to the revenue raised from the golf cart giveaway were added together at the event.
Chances for the golf cart, a 2019 Club Car Precedent EFI, valued at more than $7500, were sold at $25 each. The live drawing was held just before the event start. Shady Hollow owner J.C. Ramsey drew the winning ticket, which belonged to Mrs. Lori Duvall of Bee Spring. "If I draw your name out of here, you owe me a $100," said Ramsey as the large crowd laughed. There has been no word on whether or not Mrs. Duvall honored the request...
A total of 32, four-man teams participated in the event. Over $1000 in Rafferty's gift cards were presented as prizes. The winning team consisted of Darrell Cassady, Ryan Stice, Shaun Stice, and Jeff Stice, who finished in a three-way tie for first with a score of 17 under par; however, a sudden-death playoff--which consisted of a closest-to-the-pin shot on hole 18--was won by the Stice-Cassady team.
"It was another great event backed by our own community," said charity board member Mark Wardlow. "We want to thank all our golfers, our sponsors, Eric Decker, who donated BBQ for all the participants, Shady Hollow Golf Club, and all the other wonderful volunteers that made this happen."
The event has grown consistently over the past three years, along with the charity overall, which provides not only Christmas gifts to needy Edmonson County children and senior citizens, but also local fire and disaster victims.
The 2019 Annual SHH, Inc. charity auction is scheduled for November 9th.
"It's truly a win for our entire community," Wardlow added. "I know I've said this so many times before, but it's true: we're very grateful. Saying 'thanks' just isn't enough."