Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Legend Oaks Gives Back, a charitable initiative with the mission of a community working together, to help those in need, will host a charity event weekend Sept. 6-9 to raise awareness and funds for the growing number of hungry households in the Lowcountry.
South Carolina currently ranks 8th in the nation for seniors at risk for “Threat of Hunger” and 11th in the nation for “Childhood Food Insecurity.”
In just four short years, Legend Oaks Gives Back has raised over $115,000 for two local charities working to stamp out hunger: Meals on Wheels of Summerville and
The Palmetto House Homeless Shelter & Soup Kitchen These charities have again been chosen as beneficiaries of the 5th Annual Legend Oaks Gives Back Charity Weekend. The event includes a tennis tournament, golf tournament and a dinner with silent auction. As the organization’s most important fundraiser of the year, this event will provide needed support for these charities, as well as raise awareness in the community about the critical needs of our seniors and families.
As we begin planning for the weekend, the most critical piece involves garnering
major sponsorships/donations, plus prizes for our silent auction and participant
“Goodie Bags.” The chosen charities are 501(c)(3) organizations and donations will be tax exempt.
The “Legend Oaks Gives Back” charity initiative was conceived in 2008 by Jim
Chickarello, managing partner of Legend Oaks Golf and Tennis Club, as a means
to support local families within the community it serves.
Additional events throughout the last four years have supported MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC Children’s Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association. The initiative has also donated hundreds of toys and school supplies through collection drives supporting Children in Crisis Ministries.
For more information on sponsorships and donations for the silent auction or goodie bags, contact Kathy Chickarello at 821-4077 Ext. 117 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Legend Oaks Golf Club at 118 Legend Oaks Way, Summerville, SC 29485.