The Home of Hope Fall Classic Golf Tournament was held on September 15, 2020 at the Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course.
For more than two decades, the Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett has been organizing golf fundraisers for various kid-based community projects. In 2020, for the first time, the organization teamed up with the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter to raise money and help local kids move from homelessness to permanent loving homes. The golf tournament was a way for local golfers and businesses to give to an amazing organization while enjoying a fun day of golf among friends.
Business RadioX was on site providing live radio updates and interviewing the organizers, sponsors and golfers. All of the interviews were presented by Legendary Home Sales Advantage and Realtor Tyler Weant.
Tyler Weant/Legendary Home Sales Advantage
Phil Olsen/Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett
Oren Bar/Rebalansing Health
Joan Williams/Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett
John Slappey/Peggy Slappey Properties
Clint Dixon/Clint Dixon for State Senate
Pastor Avery Headd/Poplar Hill Baptist Church
Doug Meyer/Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter
Greg Edwards/My Sauce
Keith Howell/Homestar Financial
Scott Snedecor/Ace Hardware
Maureen Kornowa & Tyler Weant/Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter
About Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter:
The new “Home of Hope” at The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter was born out of necessity along with the support of many helping hands in the community and beyond. The Home of Hope is a nonprofit residential care facility which provides services for homeless children from 0-17 years of age along with their young mothers. They also provide care and services for homeless girls aging out of the foster care system at 18 years of age. They provide customized “Life Plans” that are designed around the physical, emotional and educational needs of the children, while helping mom get a plan of action to get back on her feet.
Their goal is not simply to be a place of refuge, but a “next step” towards independence. They take their guests from homelessness, to hopeful, to a home of their own.
About Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett:
The Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett is a civic organization dedicated to serving the local community by empowering and uplifting children. Members are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. Through various fundraising projects, they work together to provide scholarships to local high schools as well as donations to numerous children’s charities.
A little secret… it’s also a lot of fun! Join them at the Buford Community Center for lunch at noon on any Tuesday. They have also started an after-hours program – Kiwanis After Dark – for those who cannot attend the lunch meetings.