Cherokee Estate Golf Tournament Is Set For Aug. 24

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Area golfers are invited to attend the annual Georgia Sheriffs Cherokee Estate Golf Tournament.

“It’s always one of the most anticipated tournaments of the years,” said tournament director Eddie Brooker. “What a great way to have fun, meet new friends, and help young people.”

This year’s tournament is Friday, Aug. 24, at Nob North Golf Course.  Shotgun starts will be at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded.

Mr. Brooker said team sponsorships are available. Cost for a team is $500 and includes the round of golf with carts, lunch, and team favors.  In addition, individuals or teams have the opportunity to purchase the use of red tees and to have mulligans.  For $80 pre-paid you can buy eight mulligans and four red tees.       

Tournament and hole sponsorships are also available.

Nikita Jordan, executive director of Cherokee Estate, said the fundraiser is an important fundraiser for the girl’s home.

“In addition to helping with daily expenses, the tournament supports a lot of the activities and community involvement of our children such as dance class, gymnastics, and other extracurricular activities,” Ms. Jordan said.

Cherokee Estate is a direct result of the generosity of local citizens. The youth home was originally known as Cherokee Boys Estate. Our community has long taken a special interest in the home. Existing cottages, an education center complete with a computer lab, a gym, a chapel, and much more have been built by separate donations from local individuals.

With the exception of siblings from time to time, the home is now exclusively for girls. Boys are now housed at separate facilities such as Mountain View in Chatsworth.

“Cherokee Estate provides a stable home for young ladies who might not otherwise have that benefit,” Ms. Jordan said. “We provide them with a loving, nurturing environment that many would not otherwise have.”

Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes have assisted in developing young people into leaders.

“For over 50 years we have provided a home setting of love, care and leadership for our youth who have unfortunately been placed by the courts of the state of Georgia,” said Mr. Chitwood.  “It’s something that we and the many supporters from this area should be very proud of, that we support very strongly, and we think we get great, great mileage out of.”

For more information on the golf tournament or any other way of helping Cherokee Estates, call 706 259-8581.

 


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