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Golf Tourney, Auctions Slated To Benefit The Salvation Army
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The 35th Annual Invitational Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9 at Spring Creek Golf and Country Club in Ripon. All proceeds from the tournament benefit The Salvation Army’s programs in the local area.

“The Salvation Army’s mission is to touch the lives of others in a significant, life-giving way,” said Major Harold Laubach, Salvation Army Stanislaus County Coordinator. “Proceeds from this tournament help the Army in Modesto serve thousands of local people every year, through our various programs, including recreational and educational programs for youth, food and shelter for the homeless, utility assistance, emergency food pantry, noon meals, and additional food distribution for the seniors.”

A partial list of the services The Salvation Army provided to the local community in 2018 includes: 148 households received assistance with utility bills; 2,806 households received emergency food; 42,713 noon meals were provided for homeless and low-income people; 2,685,128 pounds of food were distributed through the local food distribution center; 50,942 nights of emergency shelter provided at the Berberian Shelter and 3,431 Christmas food baskets were distributed along with Christmas toys to 2,264 children.

For the golf tournament, a donation of $185 per player includes a full day of festivities. Check-in is from 10 a.m. to noon at Spring Creek, followed by a putting contest from 11 a.m. to noon; lunch at noon and a shotgun start for the tournament.

Tee and tournament sponsorships are available and there will also be a live and silent auction following the benefit golf tournament.

For more information, contact Karol Ballew at 209-522-3209 or