Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Tee-off time for UCAP benefit tourney

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The third RSB Golf Benefit for UCAP shows the charm and care of volunteers who feel raising money, which will be used to help the needy, is an important task.

The committee has worked diligently to make the fundraiser an annual event, which supports United Christian Assistance Program's efforts to provide assistance to families in Webster Parish.

"We are constantly trying to raise funds so we can meet the needs of the poor," said John Earnhardt who is a Golf Benefit committee member and UCAP treasure. "Food is mostly given by churches, but there is a need for funds."

Funds given to UCAP are used to pay utility bills, rent and medicine cost for those seeking assistance.

"We serve about 900 families through UCAP," Earnhardt said. "Of those, about 600 families need assistance with buying medicine or paying rent or utilities. Some only come in for food and clothing."

Earnhardt said the UCAP Golf Benefit, which is sponsored by Richland State Bank, was started to raise funds to support UCAP programs.

"On average we have raised about $9,000 with tournaments," he said. "All of the funds go to UCAP, which goes to the people who need help."

The golf benefit is a two-man scramble, costing $200 per team. The committee is also seeking sponsors to donate $100 per hole, which entitles the donor to their name on a sign at a hole.

The tournament takes place Saturday, April 20 at Piney Hills Country Club. The first round starts at 8 a.m. and a second will start at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Ralph Williams at 377-4628 or John Earnhardt at 218-4909 or pick up an entry form at Richland State Bank, 1222 Homer Rd., Minden.






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