Spots still available for charity golf tournament

September 7, 2018 

Pinehurst, NC – Spots are still available for the 2018 Register Benefit Golf Tournament to support the children of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina (B&GH).

The 14th Annual Tournament will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Pinehurst #8 Centennial Golf Course. Check in will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. for the Pinehurst Scramble format.

“This tournament is for the benefit of the children at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina as a memorial to Courtney Quentin Register,” said Ron Jones, planning committee chair. “Courtney was a local resident and an enthusiastic golfer.”

The entry fee for this tournament is $200 per player or $750 per team for a foursome. The entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, prizes, range balls, snacks, coffee, Danish, box lunch and a buffet dinner for all golfers provided by Hickory Tavern. Additionally, there is the opportunity to win prizes on all par 3’s. The deadline for entry is Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Based in Lake Waccamaw, B&GH has served more than 7,500 children from across the state, including many from Moore and surrounding counties.

B&GH provides a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. As many as 260 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential and community-based services provided by B&GH at any given time.

“We are truly grateful for the support this event provides for our children,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “It is an amazing day of golf and fellowship that I enjoy attending each year.”

This year’s event is in memory of Carolyn Register, who along with her husband Roy, founded the golf tournament to benefit the children of B&GH.

“With her get-it-done attitude and intense love for children, Miss Carolyn was a personal inspiration,” Jones said. “She was a trustee on the B&GH Board for over 15 years, and she and her husband Roy have been long-time supporters.”

Over the years, the tournament has raised $395,000 for the non-profit, including more than $27,000 last year.

“What I like best about the tournament is the excitement generated by our committee and all the golfers on the big day,” Jones said. “Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I also love to play golf on an outstanding course! That day, I am able to take a few deep, thankful breaths after some tense planning times, enjoying the beauty of nature.”

For more information or to register for the tournament, visit http://www.bghncsandhills.org/golf-tournament/ or call Ron Jones at 910-295-1819.

About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. B&GH offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited public charter school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 260 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential and community-based services provided by B&GH at any given time. B&GH is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.