Golf tournament continues to raise funds for local charities

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In 1975, a local group of avid golfers got together and decided to hold a golf tournament that would not only be a great social event but also would raise money for the American Heart Association. The tournament was called The Heart Fund.

Thirty-nine years later, that same golf tournament has not only remained an annual event but it has also raised over $600,000 for local charities. The name was changed to The Beaufort Charities Invitational but the goal remained the same: Get a large group of friends together at Fripp Island for a long weekend to play golf, socialize and raise money for those less fortunate.

Here is a list of some of the local charities that have received donations:

• Alzheimer’s Support Group 

• Senior Services of Beaufort

• Beaufort Marine Institute 

• Big Brothers/Big Sisters

• United Community Child Development 

• Child Abuse Prevention (CAPA)

• Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA)

• Friends of Carolina Hospice

• Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry

• Habitat for Humanity

• Northern Beaufort County Public Education

• Lowcountry Rotary

• University of South Carolina Beaufort

• YMCA Building Fund

• Reynolds Robinson Scholarship 

• United Way of Beaufort

• Technical College of the Lowcountry

• Boys & Girls Clubs

The 40th annual Beaufort Charities Invitational will be held on Fripp Island from May 15-17. There are sponsorship opportunities available. If interested, call committee chairman Christian Sherbert at 843-575-5667 or email christiansherbert1@gmail.com.

For more information, visit the website at www.beaufortcharities.org.