Golf tourney to benefit ASH Foundation

By: Staff reports

A golf tournament later this month will raise awareness and funds for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

The tournament is set for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Lakewood Country Club, Salemburg.

Miss Lakewood High School Madelyn James is hosting the tournament, which will be a three-person superball format with a host of prizes awarded. As is customary, the support of local businesses through hole-sponsorships will be solicited to help make the event a success. Every cent of the net proceeds raised will go back to the ASH Foundation. Player entry fees will be $60 per player and lunch will be provided.

“I chose for my platform an effort to raise awareness of speech, language and hearing disorders. Having suffered from a speech disorder since birth, I was only able to gain the confidence to speak in front of an audience and compete for Miss Lakewood after years of speech therapy,” James said.

An organization like the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation was essential in providing the research opportunities to develop therapies to help people who are struggling to connect and communicate.

Beverly Ryan, annual fundraising manager, said the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation “would be delighted” to receive the proceeds from the fundraising effort.

“(The) contribution will support our student scholarship, research grant and clinical recognition funding programs, which ultimately improve the lives of people living with speech, language and hearing disorders,” Ryan stated. “Your contributions support our field’s best and brightest innovators and spark innovation in new treatments for people with communication disorders.”

Event organizers encouraged everyone to participate on “this important day.” For more information, call Curt Pritchard, golf director at Lakewood Country Club, at 910-525-4424 or Robby James, at 910-590-1929.

Staff reports