The annual ARC golf tournament benefiting the Infant and Child Development Services of the Greater Richmond ARC has a new name: 'A Round of Good,' which is fitting since it also set a new record in terms of attendees and funds raised: 29 teams and $17,000.
The fundraiser was held September 25 at Richmond Country Club in Manakin-Sabot. Major sponsors included The Haskins Family, Haynes Jeep, The Greater Richmond New Car Dealers' Association, Coca Cola, Dominion Youth Services, Uptown Color, Graphics Gallery and Mulligan's Golf Shop.
'We are so pleased with the turnout and the $17,000 we raised this year,' said tournament vice-chair Jeff Penny of Keiter Slabaugh Penny & Holme. He and Taylor Ramey of Golden Personnel, Inc. have co-chaired the event for the past six years.
Participation in our 'Round of Good' will help to lower handicaps and barriers that keep children with disabilities from becoming successful in their own 'Round of Life.'
The funds raised assure that young children with disabilities will be able to participate in a host of programs long before they enroll in school! Among the help they can receive:
- Development screenings in a daycare center or homeless shelter
- Speech, occupational or physical therapy, social work and early childhood education services
- Opportunities to learn and play along-side other children who do not have disabilities
- Transportation services, so they won't be left behind or left out