Tim’s Gift is gearing up for its second annual fundraising golf tournament, being held Friday, Sept. 28, at Coharie Country Club, beginning at 9 a.m.
There is still time, organizers said, to register to play in the tournament or be a sponsor for the event, being held this year to honor the memory of Ann Thorton.
Becky Spell, who heads Tim’s Gift, said holding the tournament in Thornton’s honor was appropriate for many reasons, among them that Thornton was a long-time friend of the Sampson community and a big supporter of charities such as the Hope Project, where proceeds from the golf tournament are designated to go.
In September 2011, Tim’s Gift Inc. hosted its first annual fundraising golf tournament, the launching pad for the initiative now known as The Hope Project.
The Hope Project is a program that reaches out to those in need, specifically helping cancer patients with high out-of-pocket costs for items such as prescription co-pays and other medical costs the incur from gaps in medical coverage.
In the last 10 months, Spell said, over a dozen individuals in the local community have received assistance from the Hope Project.
“We are excited that this program has made a difference in people’s lives, and is continuing to give help and hope to individuals and families throughout the area,” Spell said.
Spell further reiterated that because Tim’s Gift and the Hope Project are nonprofits, they are completely dependent upon individual donations and proceeds from events such as the golf tournament.
To learn more about the tournament or to register to play, call 592-1126. You can also visit the website at www.timsgift.com or on Facebook at Tims Gift Clinton.