The Beaufort Charities Invitational is back and better than ever! The annual Golf Tournament, originally called the Heart Fund, will be held the weekend of May 12-15 at Fripp Island Resort. The event, in its 35th year, has raised over $700,000 for local charities. The tournament is one of the largest and most sought after invitations in golf in the Beaufort County area.
Some of the local charities that have received donations in the past are Alzheimer’s Support Group, AMIkids (formerly Beaufort Marine Institute), United Community Child Development, CODA, Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, Northern Beaufort County Public Education, USCB, Reynolds Robinson Scholarship, TCL, Senior Services of Beaufort, Friends of Caroline Hospice, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, CAPA, Habitat for Humanity, Sea Island Rotary, YMCA Building Fund, United Way of Beaufort and the Beaufort Boys and Girls Club.
The weekend will start with a practice round on Thursday along with registration and dinner at the Ocean Point Pool. This year’s tournament will feature tee times on both Friday and Saturday. There will also be a special charity event on Friday evening starting at 6:30 P.M. and an awards ceremony aling with dinner and entertainment on Saturday evening at the Cabana Club.
The Beaufort Charities Invitational Board consists of past committee members (who plan each year’s tournament) and are responsible for distributing the money raised in the tournament to local charities. This
year’s committee members are Harry Patterson, Chairman, Brandy Gray, Andrea Koverman, Marjory Mitchell, Christian Sherbert, John Davis, Eddie Thames, Benji Hill, Scott Jennings, Casey O’Connell, Matt Flewelling, Michelle Basso and Bob Bundy.
In addition to the Board and Committee members, the Invitational could not be possible without the help of Sponsors, Fripp Island Resort and the ever popular Par 3 Girls that assist with the tournament all weekend.
If you are interested in playing in or sponsoring the Beaufort Charities Invitational, please contact Harry Patterson at 888-302-6635 or 524-1800. You may also visit www.BeaufortCharities.com and learn more about the event