The 2015 Annual Golf Outing was graced with beautiful weather as Habitat for Humanity of New Castle Counted more than 100 golfers, sponsors, volunteers and supporters for lunch and play at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, Pennsylvania on September 24, 2015.
The event started with registration and a seasonal patio lunch. Golfers had the opportunity to speak with future Habitat homeowners, Alesia Gray, Teri Hawkes, and Latayvia Terrell who were onsite completing sweat-equity volunteer hours in support of the Golf Outing.
As one of the nine homeowners preparing to live in Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County’s Walnut Ridge townhomes, Alesia Gray said she was happy to support the Golf Outing by volunteering at the golfer registration table.
“I applied for this program because I was tired of renting and moving every year. One of my life goals is be able to provide my children with a stable home by the time I turn 30,” said Gray. “I remember when Habitat called to tell me that I was accepted into the program. I was sitting in my car in shock! I am so happy that I can participate in this program with the other homeowners and look forward to doing everything I can do to help my family move into our new home.”
At noon, the golfers scattered between Hartefeld’s 18 holes in a scramble-style tournament. While the foursomes included many returnees, there were some first timers who were looking forward to supporting Habitat and the challenge of the course.
Bob and Sue Linderman of “The Westminster Duffers” attend Westminster Presbyterian Church, a Walnut Ridge Foundation Sponsor Church, said they signed up their foursome immediately.
“Our church has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for many years,” said Mr. Linderman. “We received the invitation and decided that we ought to give it a try so we grabbed our friends Dick and Martha and registered.”
The Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County Annual Golf Outing is hosted in partnership with the Delaware Chapters of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC). Habitat NCC Board Member Chip Rankin has served as the Golf Outing Committee Chair for IFMA for the past 15 years.
“In the past, IFMA designated the proceeds from this tournament to support Habitat for Humanity’s projects in New Castle County, Delaware,” said Rankin. “We decided that we wanted to continue supporting the good work of this organization and are happy to partner with Habitat to host this annual event.”