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Ministry’s golf fundraiser helps programs

Ministry’s golf fundraiser helps programs
August 09
03:00 2018

The Men’s Booster Ministry of Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church held its ninth annual fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Meadowlands golf course. The tournament will benefit youth programs inside the church and the community.

More than 30 golfers assembled at the course to give back to a worthy cause.  The golfers were joined by 15-year NBA veteran Johnny Newman, who played and donated money toward the fundraiser as well.

Al White, tournament director, said the tournament helps fund many outreach programs the Booster Ministry is involved with in the community.  He says it is a big help to have the community come out and support such an event.

“What we do is provide programs for our youth, inside the church and the surrounding community,” said White.  “I think this tournament has had a tremendous impact because it allows us to give back to others even more.”

According to White, the tournament has provided enough funds for the ministry to provide tutoring to young kids as well as allowing the church to sponsor a beginner golf program. 

After several months of training, those same kids were then entered into the golf program at Winston Lake golf course to sharpen their skills even further.

White says he enjoys coordinating this event each year.  His team finished second in the tournament, which meant they received a cash prize.  White says his team decided to give the money back to the ministry to invest in the lives of more children.

White says the tournament is not the important thing; it is just a means to help fund the program, which is paramount.  He says the ministry does a multitude of things for the kids, such as giving away book bags and school supplies, having movie nights for families, going to college football games and even showing young men how to tie a bowtie.

“What we are trying to get off the ground now is tutoring for exceptional children,” said White.  “We have some in our congregation and we have spoken with a teacher who is certified to teach children with ADD or autism.  She has a team and she wants to bring them here to help the children in the church and the community.”

“This is going to be a first for us and we are expanding and trying a lot of new things in the church,” he continued.

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