With fall temperatures finally here, Meals-on-Wheels is ready for its 24th annual golf benefit set for Sept. 15 at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Burleson.
The event is one of the largest in the area with more than 200 golfers and many volunteers participating. Bringing in more than $75,000, the golf benefit proceeds directly support Meals-on-Wheels services.
“We still have a few afternoon tee times available and it is not too late to get your raffle tickets,” said Ike Vera, benefit chairman.
Golfer registration and raffle tickets may be purchased online at www.servingthechildrenofyesterday.org. Tickets will be on sale through Wednesday and will also be available at the event Thursday. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Prizes include round trip airfare anywhere Southwest flies, sporting event tickets including Dallas Cowboys and Rangers, restaurant, travel and gift packages. A total of $6,500 in prizes will be given away, in addition to the $5,000 available to the golfers playing.
This year’s title sponsor is Community Bank and top sponsors include KMP Graphics, Fort Worth Harley-Davidson, Wells Fargo, Mago Construction, Wal-Mart Distribution Center and Wal-Mart Supercenter of Burleson.
“We thank everyone who has been a part of making this year’s benefit a success,” Vera said. “We invite the entire community to come out and join us whether you play golf or not. It’s a great way to be more involved in helping the elderly homebound in our community.”
Meals-on-Wheels serves more than 750 clients throughout Johnson and Ellis counties each day. Those interested in helping with the benefit, volunteering, donating or who know of someone in need of services are asked to call Meals-on-Wheels at 817-558-2840 in Johnson County, 972-351-9943 in Ellis County or access the organization’s web site at: www.servingthechildrenofyesterday.org. Meals-on-Wheels is a community benefit organization serving the residents of Johnson and Ellis counties for 34 years.