Golf scramble to benefit Blessings in a Backpack

Schuler Bauer Real Estate Services is presenting the Swing to End Hunger Golf Scramble to benefit Blessings in a Backpack of Jackson County on May 6 at Shadowood Golf Course, 333 N. Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour.

The cost is $100 per golfer, which includes golf, lunch provided by Amazing Graze, green fees, range balls, cart, contests and prizes, including $1,000 for a hole-in-one. Teams will consist of four players.

Registration and lunch will start at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

Hole sponsorships of $150, $200, $300 and $600 are available or you can sponsor a beverage cart for $400.

To sign up for the scramble or be a sponsor, contact Pam Kindel at 812-216-2297 or [email protected]

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 $135 per kid each school year to send the weekly meals home with them.

In Jackson County, 611 elementary school and middle 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, Kindel said.