Local charitable organizations announce upcoming golf tournaments

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Ashley Wilson at the new Curt’s Closet location on 3rd Avenue Southeast. (Cullman Tribune file photo)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman charity clothing boutique Curt’s Closet and Cullman Child Advocacy Center Brooks’ Place both recently announced plans for fundraising golf tournaments this summer. 

Curt’s Classic at Cross Creek, July 31 

The “Curt’s Classic” tournament will take place at Cross Creek Golf Course, 2321 County Road 490 in Hanceville, Saturday, July 31, starting at 8 a.m. Registration is $500 per team or $125 per player. 

Sponsorships are also available: 

  •  Event sponsor – $5,000 
  • Gold sponsor – $1,000 
  • Silver sponsor – $500 
  • Hole sponsor – $100 

Registration forms can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/cw20curtscloset/photos/a.153652018537120/920646645170983/. For more information, call 256-735-4557. 

Curt’s Closet founder Ashley Wilson talked about the recent move to the organization’s new and larger facility:  

“The new location has given us the ability to accommodate more volunteers. We also are able to spend more time helping our clients because we are not traveling across town to storage facilities. We have also seen an increase in donations because it is so much easier to drop off at our new location.” 

Wilson also talked about the recent decision of the Curt’s Closet board of directors to have the boutique staffed Tuesdays through Fridays, and her decision to be the first full-time staffer:  

“Curt’s Closet will now be able to serve more families during the week. This will also allow our supporters to drop off donations here. We will still have our drop off locations, but some people prefer to drop off at Curt’s Closet. Also, being able to serve families in emergency situations is huge. Before, I would have to leave my job or contact a volunteer to serve these families. Being full-time, I will be able to get items to Victims Services, house fire victims and foster families when needed.  

“I have prayed about this for a very long time. God kept showing me it was in His plans. I am truly thankful to be able to serve these families in a more efficient way, on a full-time basis.” 

For more on Curt’s Closet, including how to help or seek services, visit https://www.facebook.com/cw20curtscloset or call 256-735-4557. 

Brooks’ Place Charity Golf Tournament at Terri Pines, Aug. 23, 2021 

Brooks’ Place Child Advocacy Center will hold its charity tournament Monday, Aug. 23, at Terri Pines Country Club, with lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. Registration is $400 per team or $100 per individual. Hole sponsorships are available for $100, and you can field a team and sponsor a hole for $450. 

Agcor Steel will offer a 30×30 metal building with 10×10 roll up door and one standard door, valued at $15,000, as a holeinone prize. Other prizes include a flat screen television, gas grill and Yeti coolers. 

For information or registration, contact Blakely Hopper at Brooks’ Place, 256-739-2243 ext. 308 or email bhopper@cullmancac.com. 

Brooks’ Place Director Gail Swafford told The Tribune, “We are so appreciative of the people who have participated in the tournament in previous years. We would not be able to provide services to children and families impacted by abuse without community support. This golf tournament is our main fundraiser. There has been about a 20% cut each year in grant funding for the last two years which directly impacts provision of services. Fundraisers, such as our golf tournament, not only serves as part of the required cash match portion for our grant, but also enables us to purchase items and pay expenses not covered by the grant.  

“Cullman is blessed with several nonprofit agencies that provide services to people with various needs. Brooks’ Place Child Advocacy Center is the only agency in Cullman that provides all the services child victims need to heal from abuse. We appreciate those who contribute monetarily or donate items such as cleaning products, art supplies, paper products, shampoo, diapers, snacks etc.” 

 

For more information on Brooks’ Place, contact Gail Swafford at 256739-2243 extension 307, or email gswafford@cullmancac.com. 

Brooks’ Place Child Advocacy Center. (Cullman Tribune file photo) 

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