The ninth annual Golf Fore the Arts tournament took place Friday morning at the Coharie County Club in Clinton. Starting at 9 a.m., golfers a plenty were raring to go on what couldn’t have been a more perfect day for golf.
With more golfers participating than you could count at first glance, the turnout was very impressive, showing how many were passionate about the cause.
“I started working with Golf Fore the Arts eight years ago so it started one year before I got here,” said Sampson Arts Council executive director Kara Donatelli. “Since then, it’s grown into one of our biggest fundraisers and it continues to grow today.”
Hosted by the Sampson Art Council, Golf Fore the Arts has as its primary purpose is to raise funds to support Sampson County art programs throughout the year. With the funds, the council provides adult and student art workshops, classes, art exhibits and receptions, as well as art camps and more.
They will be able to provide four weeks of Summer Art Camp and art workshops for over 100 children and will give out 40 Arts Camp-based scholarships to students in grades 1-12. The event garners sponsorship from several local companies, including McDonald’s-Caison Enterprises, Hog Slat Inc., Performance Ford Dodge Ram of Clinton and many more.
For the full scoop on the event, including winners and the total money raised through Golf Fore the Arts, which was still being calculated Friday, see the Independent next week.
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