a golf tournament
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$75.00 per person
$300.00 per team to play!
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Do you like golf? Do you like tax-deductions? Do you like loving folks? Do you want to make life easier for a strong young woman suffering from cerebral palsy?
Well, we invite you to sponsor a team or to make a donation to the 21st Annual Golfing for Jessica Tournament, which will be held on May 30th, at Reedy Creek Golf Club in Johnston County. This event helps provide transportation for a wonderful young woman, Jessica Williams. For 20 consecutive years, Oakland Presbyterian Church has sponsored an annual Golf Tournament to provide a van equipped with a wheelchair lift. Additionally, the tourney provides operational and mechanical support for this van, to insure Jessica can get to doctors appointments.
Jessica has suffered from cerebral palsy from infancy with a life expectancy of a dozen years. Now 28 years old, Jessica is confined to a wheelchair, but still kicking through expectations and inspiring young families affected by cerebral palsy. Still, she has undergone numerous operations, requires 24-hour care and supervision, and must travel thousands of miles each year to visit medical offices and hospitals. Because of Jessica’s condition, her mother, Joy Williams, cannot work outside the home to support the family.
Twenty years ago, members of our Oakland Presbyterian Church congregation along with representatives of the West Johnston community united together to lend support. Through the generosity of community supporters, we purchased a third van in 2008, and had it retrofitted to accommodate Jessica’s needs. The vehicle is providing safe, worry-free transportation for Jessica’s many trips to doctors and medical facilities. This year’s fundraiser will provide funds for maintenance, insurance, operation, and mechanical support. Any additional funds will be set aside for the future purchase of a new van.
Oakland Presbyterian Church is recognized as a non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service (Tax ID 56-1253982). The “Golfing for Jessica” Committee includes individuals from the greater community as well as church participants. To maximize profitability, all staff for this fundraiser are volunteers. To insure proper disbursement, the accounts are annually audited. We would appreciate a favorable response. Jessica’s spunkiness and smiles have brought joy to us and many in the community. This young lady has faced many obstacles. It is our desire to lend her and her family well deserved support.
If you desire more information, please contact me at (919) 934-5476. Our fax number is (919) 934-6797. Sponsors are publicized with bold signs on the course and displayed on a banner at the event. Checks may be made payable to Oakland Presbyterian Church and marked “Jessica Fund”.