The Turtle Wing Foundation is busily preparing for their inaugural Turtle S’Wing Golf Tournament at Big Easy Ranch in Columbus on September 24, 2020. The Turtle Wing board just recently approved their largest budget ever, $320,223! This means that the foundation will be able to do even more to “help children with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential.” This also means that fundraising, donations, and the generosity of grantors will be even more critical. Though not everyone golfs, or is able to participate in the unique experience provided at the Turtle S’Wing, everyone can participate in the Ball Drop. A maximum of 200 balls will be pre-sold for $20/ball or 6/$100. At 5:45 PM, following the tournament and the cocktail hour, a helicopter will take all 200 numbered balls up. Those who “purchase” a ball will be randomly assigned a number. Once dropped, the ball that is closest to the marked pin will be the winner and the “owner” of that ball will receive a $1000 Visa Gift Card thanks to the generosity of Leyco Real Estate in Columbus. According to managing director, Susie Shank, “We are so grateful for the generosity of our community over these last nine years! Especially during these COVID times, the families we served need our programming more than ever. We hope that this might be a fun way for our supporters to participate in this inaugural event.” The Ball Drop will be broadcast Facebook Live. To purchase balls, visit https://www.turtlewingfoundation.org/golf-tournament-1 or stop by the Turtle Wing office at 723 Upton Avenue in Schulenburg. Anyone interested in participating in other facets of the day or donating to this effort should contact event chairs Becca Edmiston (979)732-1710 or Kevin Chance (512)743-1580. Turtle Wing Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which helps children with academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs. Their service area includes Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca and surrounding counties. Turtle Wing provided Early Intervention and Supplemental Services to 300 children last year with thousands more being impacted by Community Education & Advocacy programming. To learn more about Turtle Wing Foundation “like” their page on Facebook or call (979)505-5090.
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