COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Girls Inc. of Columbus’ first Golf Fore Girls Tournament is coming up in less than two weeks.
Just ahead of the event, girls with the non-profit organization got a chance to “putt” major power behind their shots with an instructor at Oxbow Meadows Golf Course.
Through both the upcoming tournament and sports programs like golf, Girls Inc. is helping girls dream big by exposing them to opportunities outside of their community.
Organizers say that’s why support from the public for their Golf Fore Girls Tournament on March 18 is so important!
“We wanted to not only introduce them to a sport that they don’t have access to but also open up opportunities for scholarships for them,” said development director Shannon Reynolds. “And while they are doing that, it’s not only teaching them life skills, but it is also expanding their life skills as well.”
This event will support research-based programs and the new Girls Inc. of Columbus golf program. This provides the opportunity to introduce under-resourced girls to a sport that will provide access to more than 200 college scholarships earmarked for girls that remain un-awarded annually. Support will also help to fund golf clinics for girls ranging from age 6 to 18 for twelve weeks per year.
The tournament will be held at Bull Creek Golf Course with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Golfers will receive 18 holes of golf with a cart, have opportunities to win prizes, and are welcome to participate in an outdoor awards reception at the conclusion of the tournament.
Registration for the tournament is open until March 16.
To register or sponsor, click here.