Time for area golfers to sign up for this popular event to benefit the Beaufort area Boys & Girls Club.      The Beaufort area Boys & Girls Clubs will be holding its 12th annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 11, 2009.  The Bill Verity Cup Golf Tournament, at the Cotton Dike Golf Course on Dataw Island begins with lunch at 11:00 am and a Shotgun start at 1:00pm. The proceeds from the event will be used to fund various fun, safe and constructive programs provided by this vital youth-oriented non-profit organization.
     “Our family is extremely proud to be a part of an event that strives to make positive character-building programs and opportunities available to the young people of our community through their membership in the area’s Boys & Girls Clubs. It truly is the best example of a win-win-win situation” states Jon Verity, Honorary Chair of the tournament. “This represents a continuation of a long standing commitment our parents, Bill and Peggy Verity, made to the educational well being of local children and the primary motivation behind the Bill & Peggy Verity Career Educational Fund which benefits the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club Teen Center” adds Mr. Verity.
     “We are very lucky to have such a wonderful partner whose commitment to young people is unwavering and heartfelt” says Jean Washington, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry Executive Director.  “Also, we are fortunate to have numerous board members and area business representatives working together to insure the success of this event. Coupled with the support of corporate sponsors such as SCB&T, this golf tournament will help us to continue to serve the youth of Beaufort.”
     The tournament format will be a Texas Scramble. Individual golfers may sign up at a cost of $175 per person ($40 tax deductible) while the fee for a foursome is $700 ($160 tax deductible). The fees include use of the practice range, lunch, greens fees, a cart, gifts, a post-event reception and prizes for the top three teams.
     Corporate sponsorships are available to those companies who wish to be involved in such a premiere event. Sponsorship levels include: $10,000 (Double Eagle), $5,000 (Eagle), $2,500 (Birdie) and $1,000 (Par). All sponsorship levels include on-site signage, name recognition in all promotional materials, 2-12 event golfers (depending upon sponsorship level) and access to the pre-event lunch, post-event reception awards ceremony and raffle. Double Eagle and Eagle sponsors also may have display table at the event and distribute company information to all participants. A $300 Hole sponsorship is also available and includes signage at a given Tee Box and Green, and mention in all pre and post-event announcements.  
     All interested players, teams and sponsor companies can contact Claire Glasson at (843) 575-5430 for more information and to receive a tournament entry or sponsorship form.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Four clubs operate in the Beaufort Area:  The Beaufort Boys & Girls, The Beaufort Teen Center, The Coosa/Lady’s Island Club and the Sheldon Club.  For more information, please call 575-5430.