Helping others is what it’s all about – and at Family Trust, we’re gearing up to do just that with our annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 24th at Rock Hill Country Club.
Children and families are once again at the heart. Proceeds will benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Safe Passage, and the Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home.
At the South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (Linked to here: http://so-sc.org/programs/torch-run/), more than 20,000 law enforcement officers host fundraisers to support special needs athletes of all ages and abilities. Sports include aquatics, basketball, equestrian, and Track and Field.
“Officers across York County sit on roof tops and splash into [VERY] cold water to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes.” says Mike Peek, senior police officer and Special Olympics Council Member.
But the real benefit is helping individuals with intellectual disabilities see the power within. The motto, “Let me win. But, if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,” is at the forefront of Special Olympics.
“For us, it’s really about building awareness of the cause.” says officer Peek.
Each year, athletes from York, Chester and Lancaster Counties compete in the Area 11 Special Olympics at Cherry Park.
You can help support local families, too, by participating as a sponsor or team. Sponsor levels range from a $100 hole sponsorship to a $5,000 diamond level sponsorship which includes two teams, an exclusive hole sponsorship and more. Businesses may also reserve a booth on the course and hole sponsorship for $300.
Register to be a sponsor or play by May 2.