Orphan Helpers Seeking Players, Sponsors for Golf Classic

Non-profit agency for orphaned children holding June 17th fundraiser at Ford’s Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Online PR News – 19-May-2011 – – Newport News, VA – May 19, 2011 - Orphan Helpers announced this week it is seeking additional sponsors and players for the 2011 Orphan Helpers Golf Classic. The one-day tournament will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2011, at Ford’s Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, Virginia. The registration deadline for players and sponsors to sign up is June 10th, 2011.

The event is organized by Orphan Helpers, a Virginia-based non-profit organization which helps orphaned, abused and incarcerated children, in Central America. Proceeds from the golf tournament will go toward covering its monthly operating expenses and orphanage donations of basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter.

The tournament will be played on the Blackheath and Marsh Hawk golf courses at Ford’s Colony. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The shotgun start is 1 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony.

Orphan Helpers is hoping for a field of about 250 players, and is still seeking additional players, tournament sponsors and raffle prizes. Each course will have three flights, with prizes for the first, second and third place winners and other achievements. Teams are encouraged to register in groups of four, although single players are welcome and will be placed with other players.

“The Orphan Helpers Golf Classic was designed five years ago as an opportunity to not only play the game of golf, but to also acquaint the players with the purpose and mission of Orphan Helpers,” said Gen. Dick Abel, USAF Ret., chairman of the Golf Classic committee.

Sponsorship is available at different levels and its purpose is four-fold. Each sponsor has the opportunity to have players in the tournament. For those with vacancies, local active duty enlisted military members will be invited to play on the sponsor’s team. Sponsorships will also help the children in Central America through the orphan organization. It is also an opportunity for sponsors to provide leadership within the community.

Premier raffle prize tickets are $20 each and can be purchased before and during the event. The donor does not need to be present to win. For more information on raffle tickets or registration as a player or sponsor for the Orphan Helpers 2011 Golf Classic, visit www.orphanhelpers.org.

About Orphan Helpers: Orphan Helpers (www.orphanhelpers.org) is a multi-denominational Christian orphan ministry dedicated to serving and ministering to the spiritual, emotional, educational and physical needs of orphaned, abused and incarcerated children. They are the preferred partner in government-run orphanages and detention centers in El Salvador and Honduras.

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