The Loudoun Golf & Country Club in Purcellville has been the site of many charitable tournaments, but, until this year, it has never held one of its own.
That will change on Monday, Oct. 3, when the club will hold its inaugural charity tournament to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice.
The idea came from club member and event Committee Chairwoman Whitney McCracken.
“They approached us, and we are so grateful that the club picked us as their first annual charity,” Blue Ridge CEO Ernie Carnevale said.
The club’s goal is to raise $40,000 to support of the organization. That money will augment funds generated by the organization’s nine thrift shops in an eight-county region. Over the past several years it has increased its presence in Loudoun with an office in Middleburg and thrift stores in Purcellville and Leesburg.
“On average, we serve about 200 patients per day in the region,” Carnevale said, noting the funds raised from the golf tournament will be used for patients who lack the ability to pay for either basic services or needed additional care.
“We’re excited to be their choice. Many of the [club] members have been touched by our services,” Carnevale said.
The club will donate all the carts and greens fees for the Oct. 3 event—thereby allowing the entry fees to be donated to the charity.
The Oct. 3 event will start at 9:30 a.m. with registration and breakfast. Play begins with an 11 a.m. shotgun start in the scramble golf format. Dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles and awards will round out the day.
Entry fees are $150 per player. Organizers are still lining up sponsors for participation at a variety of levels.
Register online at loudoungolf.com; by phone to Rhonda Walls at 540-338-7679 or [email protected].