The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition hosted its first golf tournament April 23 at Taylors Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart.
“Overall, this was a very successful tournament as funds raised will help offset operational cost for the coalition,” Kenny Howard, tournament chairman, said. “In addition to the sponsors, I would like to thank the members of the coalition, other volunteers and especially the golfers, for without their support none of this would be possible.”
Howard said the winning team included Ernest Lee, Marguerite West and Timothy and Anthony McIver.
Other winners include Myles Feltman, who had the longest drive, and Will Bowman for being the closet to the pin.
Ten teams participated and more than 20 sponsors ensured the tournament was successful.
Howard said the tournament allowed coalition members to spread the word about their mission.
The coalition provides resources to recently released prisoners to help them transition back into society.
“When we solicited sponsors we drafted a brief description of the program and I personally had the opportunity to speak with each and every one of them,” Howard said. “They were well aware of the purpose and in support of our efforts to assist these individuals and try to acclimate them back into society where they can become productive.”
Howard said the volunteers accomplished their goals.
The coalition’s new office, at 205 E. Court Street, is set to have a grand opening soon. He added it is likely the tournament will become a yearly event to raise funds to support the program.