Golf event raises cash for NHS basketball staff

Golf event raises cash for NHS basketball staff

Jeffrey Cullen-Dean / The Newnan Occasions-Herald

Mike Smith putts a golf ball at Empowered 4 Life’s fourth annual golf event.

Empowered 4 Life’s fourth annual charity golf event raised greater than $20,000 this 12 months.

The event was held on the Coweta Membership at Arbor Springs on Saturday.

Funds from the event will likely be donated to Youngsters’s Healthcare of Atlanta, mentioned Derrick Teagle, director of E4L. The event was began in honor of Teagle’s son, a most cancers survivor, who was identified with lymphoma and handled at CHOA.

Cash from the event will even be given to the Newnan Excessive Faculty basketball staff, and a few funds will stay with E4L to cowl overhead prices and pay for faculty journeys and seminars held by the group.

Trent Gatz, boys head coach for NHS basketball, mentioned the cash from the event will assist substitute gear misplaced from the March 26 EF-4 twister.

“It goes a protracted technique to serving to out this system,” he mentioned. “Most of it’s funded by means of group sponsors and occasions. This can go a protracted technique to supporting our children.”

In accordance with Teagle, this 12 months’s event was the most important but, with 57 sponsors and 40 volunteers serving to run the occasion.

Golfers on the event had the chance to win two totally different prizes on the event. If golfers scored a hole-in-one in the course of the event, they may win a donated 2021 Toyota Camry from Toyota of Newnan. After the event, the primary and second place groups had the possibility to take a single shot on the course’s Thirteenth-hole for $1 million.

The test to CHOA will likely be introduced on Oct. 2, Teagle mentioned.

Teagle began E4L as an athletic mentorship program in 2007. He mentioned he initially deliberate to mentor three college students, however inside a 12 months, massive curiosity within the group noticed 17 children be a part of. E4L has supplied mentorship to greater than 500 college students and helped greater than 250 college students obtain athletic scholarships from faculties and universities.

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