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NWTF to have second golf scramble to help local children

KITTS HILL — The South Hills Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is looking for more people to be involved in their effort to help needy children at Christmas.

Last summer, the local NWTF chapter had its first “Toys for JAKES” Golf Scramble at Diamond Links Golf Course on June 29th, 2019 to raise funds for our newest program “Toys for JAKES”. J.A.K.E.S. is an acronym for youth. Juniors Acquiring Knowledge Ethics & Sportsmanship.

They will have their second annual “Toys for JAKES” Golf Scramble on June 27 at Diamond Links Golf Course.

Volunteers raised over $9,000 by hosting the first golf scramble and used the funds to help out a few local organizations by donating $1,000 to three separate organizations that already help local children during Christmas including Backpack Buddies, Lawrence County Shop with a Cop and Russell FOP Lodge in Greenup County Shop with a Cop.

The chapter utilized the remainder of funds raised by identifying needy children in our community. The local children were identified by local chapter committee members and the obtained a wish and need list from the families to get the kids Christmas presents. The committee members shopped for their children on Dec. 14 at South Point Walmart and wrapped their presents prior to delivering them to the families.

Anyone who would like to be sponsor or donate to our event please contact chapter vice president Bill Mullins at 606-232-6618. Those that are interesting in having a four-person golf team, can also contact Mullins.

Anyone interested in getting involved with the program, can contact Mullins or email the group at southhillslongbeards@gmail.com.