Jared Austin and Children's Fund Annual Golf Tournament

Posted on April 20, 2024.
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In 1995, a young boy in our community who had been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Jared Austin, was in need of a wheelchair. As a member of Mt. Pleasant UMC, his situation was brought before the Forever Young Sunday School Class. The group responded by sponsoring a golf tournament as a fund raiser for the purchase of the needed equipment. The tournament was a great success and the class decided to expand its efforts and attempt to have an ongoing fund that could continue to benefit Jared. In 1997, at Jared’s request, the benefit was broadened to include others within the community, children and adults alike, who had extraordinary medical needs and expenses.

Funds raised through this annual tournament assist over 100 persons and families with medical needs including wheelchairs and ongoing maintenance, lift systems for transport vehicles, prosthetics, hospital bills, therapy, as well as home renovations to add wheelchair accessible rooms. Funds have provided for medication for a liver transplant recipient, cancer treatment, a medically necessary air conditioner for a shut-in, insulin pumps, prosthetic limbs and helped several families with out-of-pocket medical expenses. Benefits have totaled more than $257,000 since the inception of this fund.

This year’s golf tournament is on Saturday, April 20, 2024, 8:30 AM, at Brookwood Golf Course, Whitsett, NC. Corporate sponsorship and support of the golf tournament is the key to the tournament’s success. The number of sponsorships available is unlimited. We need your continued support. Will you consider a sponsorship? Each sponsorship costs just $150.00 and includes professionally produced signage placed at the golf course on the day of the tournament. Also, we are able to attract teams to the tournament not only through the cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams but also by having drawings to attract extra participation. This could take the form of gift certificates to your establishment, sport jackets, other golf related attire, golf equipment, or just about anything. Could you, and would you, be able to help in this way?

To sponsor, make a cash donation, or make a donation of tangible items for our drawings, please fill out the bottom of this form and return. For tournament information, call Joe Brady at (336) 269-2038 or Britt Brady (336) 209-7361.

Our federal ID # is 13-4235031. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 622, McLeansville, NC 27301. Please make all checks payable to The Jared Austin and Children’s Fund.