Golf scramble to benefit Blessings in a Backpack


Blessings in a Backpack of Jackson County’s Swing to End Hunger Golf Scramble is set for May 7 at Shadowood Golf Course, 333 N. Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour.

Registration opens at 11:30 a.m., and golf with a shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m.

The cost is $85 per golfer and includes green fees, range balls, a cart, contests and prizes. Hole sponsorships are available, and there will be a $1,000 prize for a hole-in-one.

To register to play or sponsor a hole, contact Pam Kindel at 812-216-2297 or [email protected].

In Jackson County, 329 elementary school children have come to rely on Blessings in a Backpack to provide them with weekend meals every week. Without the help of local individuals and businesses providing donations, these children may otherwise go hungry.

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children. The program works with nutritionists to develop weekend menus that provide the most protein for the dollar spent. The food given to the kids is shelf stable, easy to open and requires no preparation or access to appliances.

It costs $130 per kid each school year to send the weekly meals home with them.

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