The Iron County Care and Share is organizing its fifth annual “Drive Out Hunger” charity golf tournament. The fundraiser will be held Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Golf Course. It is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser and is crucial in providing food pantry, emergency shelter, and essential services to Iron County and surrounding areas.
The tournament is organized by a tournament committee co-chaired by representatives of the board of directors Kathy Wyatt and Jane Clayton.
“You might find it surprising that ICCS provided 8,612 shelter nights for 518 homeless individuals in 2015,” said Clayton. “Sixty-nine were children, and 42 were over the age of 60. At ICCS, we are committed to not only providing shelter for these individuals who are in crisis but educating them and helping them get back on their feet. When you donate to the ICCS golf tournament, your funds will go directly to helping individuals and families in our community that are in need.”
Registration for teams is now open for the co-ed, scramble-style tournament and is available online at careandshare-ut.org.
Awards and prizes include a hole-in-one-car, cash prizes of up to $800 for teams, a silent auction, and over $1,000 in prizes in the raffle including vacation packages, a patio set, and golf clubs.
Golfing is not required to contribute. A multitude of opportunities to give include being a Cart Sponsor ($750) or a Hole Sponsor ($175), and individual players pay only $125.
Iron County Care and Share is a local, private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing compassionate assistance and resources to individuals and families in need, offering them opportunities to increase their stability and self-sufficiency. Founded in 1984 by local community leaders seeking to address the issues of hunger and poverty among residents in southern Utah, Iron County Care and Share restores hope and dignity to families experiencing a housing or hunger related crisis. Iron County Care and Share today owns and operates the largest food pantry in the Iron County region, distributing over 800,000 pounds of food each year to more than 1,500 food insecure households. Its 34-bed emergency shelter provides safe shelter and warm meals for homeless men, women, and children; more than 400 individuals sought shelter with Care and Share in 2015.