It was a brisk morning in La Porte, where 48 golfers arrived to participate in Paladin, Inc.’s 2nd annual Golf to Give Scramble.
The event took place at Legacy Hills Gold Club, an 18-hole course that has been around since 1904. For this fundraiser, businesses and friends came together from all over the Region to make this fundraiser a possibility for Paladin.
Paladin is dedicated to working collaboratively with the community to create meaningful opportunities for persons with disabilities, seniors, and children at Imagination Station. This fundraiser for Paladin will help them continue to provide that support through the Imagination Station center, which is a child development center that provides a place where children are nurtured and appreciated. Children years 6 weeks to 6 years old are welcomed into a safe and secure setting at Imagination Station. For more information, visit: http://www.imagination.care/imagination-station.html
“This event gives us the opportunity to offset some of the programs that we have that are limited in income because we are not operating at 100% capacity,” said Kimberly Latchford, Interim President for Paladin.
The Golf to Give Scramble event also gave participants several opportunities for the golfers to compete while raising money for Paladin. Prior to the outing, participants took part in a putting contest that would test their short game. At the end of the outing, there were more opportunities to win, including a longest drive and closest to the pin competition. Additionally, golfers were given an opportunity to win $10,000 if they made a hole in one on a select golf hole.
The Golf to Give Scramble even included a marshmallow drive competition, where golfers were able to live out their ultimate dream: to hit a line drive with a marshmallow.
Latchford knows the importance of an event like this golf outing and what it means for not only their mission, but also for the community Paladin has built.
“It also gives us the chance to get to know people and community members who have come in to donate and participate in the event.”
Latchford emphasized the support from the community to help make this golf outing possible. Several businesses sponsored the event, and some provided silent auction items that the golfers could put a bid in for after their round was completed. The businesses who sponsored the event and provided silent auction items included: Qubit Networks, The Katz Family, General Insurance Services, Applegate & Company, PC, Dunkin Donuts, Centier Bank, Kroger, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Starbucks Coffee, Holiday Inn Express, Elite Golf, Thode Floral, and Ollies Discounts.
For more information on Paladin, Inc. and their mission and vision, please visit their website: http://www.paladin.care/