My good friend and fellow golf blogger John Duval from Intothegrain.com has signed up to participate in the Alabama Tornado Relief Golf-A-Thon and we can all help.
The Mission: Raise $100,000 by June 20th, 2011 to aid in the relief efforts for the families and community suffering from the devastation caused by the tornadoes on April 27th, one of the deadliest tornado days in history with at least 344 lives lost, 238 in Alabama alone.
The Pledge: To finish 100 holes of golf in one day at the Limestone Springs Golf Club located in Oneonta, Alabama.
Below is a message from John.
“The devastation from the recent Tornadoes in Alabama has been massive. The Red Cross, Community Churches, Local Charities and Community Leaders were quick to come to the aid of others, but the damage is something that these communities will be dealing with for months and years to come. Imagine coming home to see a concrete slab where your house used to be, and all your personal belongings blown away with it… That’s what countless families are dealing with right now.
In an effort to make a difference, I am going to hit the road and play in a golf marathon organized to help with the recovery. The funds we raise will be distributed to communities, families and relief workers to sustain them during rebuilding. I’ve been fortunate to be able to write about golf and have fun doing it, and now I’m proud that I can use my position as a golf blogger and editor of Intothegrain.com to help others through the game of golf.
The Golf-A-Thon will be held at a top-rated golf facility called Limestone Springs in Oneonta, Alabama on June 20, 2011 with the goal of playing up to 100 holes in one day. I’m asking for pledges and donations in an effort to reach my goal of raising $1500. These pledges can be as simple as $1 per hole played, or any total amount you wish to contribute. Every penny helps!”
To visit his website, go to intothegrain.com and if you’re feeling a bit generous, go ahead and throw a few bucks toward his cause.
Good Luck John!