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Oct. 1 - 3rd Annual Golfing for Girls Tournament to Benefit Girls on the Run Oct. 17

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October 1, 2019 - The 3rd Annual Golfing for Girls Golf Tournament to benefit Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Corporate teams are $800, complete foursomes are $600, and individuals may register for $150. The fee includes a boxed lunch provided by Spanky’s, After Party with hors d’oeuvres by The Fresh Market, live music, open bar and a silent auction. The fee also includes green fees, practice range, cart, and a swag bag. Registration and boxed lunches will start at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is noon. The After Party will begin at 4 p.m. with live music from Jason Bible of The Trainwrecks Band.

Teams and individuals may register by contacting the Girls on the Run office at 912-349-1528. Checks and credit cards charges should be made to Davis Love Foundation. Presented by JE Dunn Construction, proceeds from the tournament fund scholarships for girls whose families need assistance in order for them to participate.  

According to Girls on the Run Board Member and Golf Tournament Chair, Justin Vanderbrink, “J.E. Dunn is pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor of this tournament for the third year in a row. This organization does so much to develop the social, emotional and physical competencies of the girls we serve in our 7-county area. As a dad, I am well aware of how much the girls benefit and how it helps them develop confidence and important life skills. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and thanks to the Davis Love Foundation, we are able to make even more money for the mission of Girls on the Run.” 

Individuals and teams are asked to write checks or charge their cards to the Davis Love Foundation when they register for the tournament. The Foundation will match up to 40% of the donated funds, thereby maximizing the funds raised during Golfing for Girls.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that teaches key life skills to girls in 3rd through 8th grades. This is done through dynamic discussions and fun games that creatively integrate running. Girls on the Run is for elementary school girls and Heart & Sole is designed for middle school girls. 

The organization is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Girls learn that their worth comes from within, that healthy relationships matter, and that they can be a force for good in their communities. During the program, each team creates and executes a local community service project to demonstrate the unimaginable strength that comes from helping others.

Girls on the Run is important because girls’ self-confidence begins to drop by age 9. Over 50% of girls ages 10 to 13 experience bullying. Physical activity levels decline starting at age 10 and continue to decrease throughout adolescence. Girls on the Run addresses these challenges and others.   

Girls on the Run is for ALL girls, regardless of their socio-economic status. All girls can benefit from the life skills taught by highly-trained coaches who present the curriculum exactly as intended. An independent study found that girls improve their confidence, increase their level of physical activity and learn critical life skills.   

For more information about Golfing for Girls or Girls on the Run, contact Maria Center, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'; document.getElementById('cloak65575').innerHTML += ''+addy_text65575+''; //-->  or 912-349-1528.

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