Warrick Dunn Charities reaches out to single parent families and children who have displayed a desire to better themselves. The program is centered around areas meaningful to the cause and to Warrick himself. Their latest event kicked off today. The full story is below.
(Via Warrick Dunn Charities) – ATLANTA, GA (May 30, 2012) - Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) will celebrate its 15th Year Anniversary of the Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) program with a Recipient Family Reunion followed by its 2nd Annual Atlanta Celebrity Golf Classic.
The festivities will kick off on Friday, June 1, 2012 with a classic family reunion for the HFTH recipients. Guests will gather at the Sheraton Atlanta for a weekend full of fun, activities and workshops including a field trip to the Aquarium, a pool party, pampering and evening gala. Sponsors for the reunion include Bank of America, Franklin American Mortgage, Pepsi, and Mr. Warrick Dunn.
Since 1997, WDC has served 115 single-parent families in the Atlanta, Ga., Baton Rouge, La., Tallahassee and Tampa, Fla. areas, through its HFTH program. Each recipient family was rewarded with complete home furnishings and $5,000 down-payment assistance as they became first-time homebuyers. This weekend they will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta where they will all meet one another and for many, experience traveling outside of their state for the first time.
The 2nd Annual Atlanta Celebrity Golf Classic events will follow the reunion with a Pairings Party on Sunday, June 3 at Shout where guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other supporters and celebrity guests participating in the tournament. This event will also feature a silent auction, with all proceeds going to Warrick Dunn Charities.
The golf tournament will be held on Monday, June 4 at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Georgia, with registration at 9:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. The 18-hole golf classic will include a hole-in-one contest longest drive award, and closest to the pin award. Participants will receive a swag bag, box lunch and complimentary beverages. A luncheon will take place after the tournament and will feature a raffle.
Celebrity participants include Will Allen, Sam Cowart, Henri Crockett, William Floyd, Mike Hill, Dexter Jackson, Fred McCrary, Allen Rossum, Gary Sheffield, Chris Singleton, DJ Shockley, Aaron Stecker and Ricky Watters. Other celebrities in attendance throughout the weekend are Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Regina King.
Registration for the golf classic will end on Thursday, May 31 and each celebrity foursome is $3,000. Sponsorship opportunities are available and hole sponsorships may be purchased for access to the pairings party online at www.wdc.org/golf.php. For more details, contact Amanda Hamman at 321.750.4100; firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I am very grateful for the support of our sponsors, volunteers, and my family and friends who have helped me continue my mission. This is very dear to my heart and I am honored to celebrate the past 15 years with those who have made it possible,” says Warrick Dunn.
About Warrick Dunn Charities
Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc. improves lives through innovative programming inspired by its founders life journey. For more information, visit www.wdc.org.
About the Homes for the Holidays program
The Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) program is dedicated to providing opportunities for economically disadvantaged single parents and children who have demonstrated a commitment to achieve financial independence and stability. The Charity’s Homes for the Holidays program has rewarded 115 single parents and 306 children and dependents who have reached the American Dream of first-time homeownership in the Atlanta, Ga., Baton Rouge, La., Dallas, Tx., Tallahassee and Tampa, Fla. areas, since 1997.
The Good in Sports salutes Warrick Dunn Charities and thanks Amanda Hamman for providing us with this great information.
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