27th annual Youth Charity Golf Tournament rises over $40,000

Sep. 16—On Aug. 24, the Kiwanis Club of Marietta Golden K and the Lost Mountain Kiwanis Club teamed up to sponsor the 27th Annual Youth Charity Golf Tournament.

Over 100 golfers representing local counties participated in the event. The tournament was held at the BridgeMill Athletic Club in Canton. Fortunately, a light rain shower held off until most of the golfers had completed their rounds of play.

This year, the golf tournament generated gross proceeds in excess of $40,000. The profits are split between the two Kiwanis clubs, then all the money is distributed to various charitable organizations.

"We sincerely want to thank all the golfers, the BridgeMill Athletic Club, the volunteer Kiwanian members of both clubs and everyone else for all the efforts and hard work they contributed," said Joe Van Horn Jr., Secretary of the Kiwanis club of Marietta Golden K and co-chair of the 2022 golf tournament, before the "shotgun" start. "Thank you for making the tournament a success."

After registration, which included a golfer "Goodie" bag, golf cart, green fees, two mulligans and one raffel ticket, the day started with "breakfast biscuits" and coffee. In addition to an enjoyable and challenging round of golf, each golfer had the opportunity to win even more. Prizes were awarded for the Longest Drive, Straightest Drive and Closest to the pin.

When the round of golf was over, everyone was treated to a "buffet" lunch. After lunch, a raffle and the live auction took place, whereby 15 gift baskets were raffled off. The baskets ranged in value from $350-$500. In the event one of the golfers scored a "hole-in-one," prizes such as a new 2022 car, a $500 Shopping Spree, a Golf Vacation for four and a New Top of The Line Driver were offered. A photo montage including detailed information of each gift basket can be viewed at https://youtu.be/zwx4u_0OAog.