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Rancho Cordova Independent

A Hole-In-One Charity for Kids

Apr 20, 2016 12:00AM ● By By Annika Darling

Food is an essential building block, and in this case truly is a blessing, especially to a hungry child! Help feed the kids Friday, June 3rd, at the Charity Golf Tournament. Photo courtesy Blessings in a Backpack

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Blessings in a Backpack is feeding the future of America, and needs your help! On Friday, June 3rd, they will be hosting a charity golf tournament.

The fun-filled benevolent event includes 18-holes of golf, a cart to zip around on and help you retrieve your ball when you hit that hole-in-one!, a lunch is included as well because every golf super star needs sustenance. Awards will be given — including a Hawaiian golf vacation for 2!, various surprises are waiting, and so is Doug Thomas!

Participates can meet Thomas (for those of you who live under a rock he is the rockin’ on-air host from 96.9 the Eagle), as well as MLB Greg Vaughn, and three time boxing champ Tony “the Tiger” Lopez. To find out what other once in a lifetime meeting opportunities will arise you’ll just have to come hit a few golf balls around.

If you like golf, and you like helping feeding children who would otherwise risk going hungry, then this event is perfect for you. Heck, it’s perfect for anyone with a giving heart.

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. There are more than 20-million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but Blessings in a Backpack wants to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too.

Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding over 83,000 children 900 schools in 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in schools. They are feeding the future of America, one school at a time.

Food is an essential building block, and in this case truly is a blessing, especially to a hungry child!

Registration for the upcoming Charity Golf Tournament will close on May 18th, so don’t hesitate to sign up for this day of leisure and fundraising. Cost to attend this high-class charity event is only $100, better yet, bring three friends and get a foursome ticket for only $360. One ticket ($100) feeds one child on the weekends for one 38-week school year through the Blessings in a Backpack program. The results: nourished kids ready to learn.

To register visit or call (916) 213-5595. Sponsorships are available.

So mark your calendars for June 3rd to help feed the kids. Registration the day of the tournament begins at 7 a.m. and tee-off is at 8 a.m. See you there!