Four local charities to benefit from Ladies Golf Groups’ efforts


Peggy McGee

When the Quail Creek Ladies Golf Association, the Lady Niners and Lady Putters get together for Cowgirl Up day on November 1, it will be a day of doing good for others while having a good time on the golf course.

The golfers will start the day relatively early to build up their appetites for the taco bar buffet luncheon that will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. Instead of having lots of raffle baskets, the planning committee comprised of representatives from each of the groups decided to encourage the attendees to give directly to the charity(ies) of their choice. Besides helping local charities, this gives the donor a potential tax benefit for both Federal and Arizona state taxes. There will also be a Split-the-Pot raffle in which each of the charities will get a quarter of the proceeds.

Non-golfers are also invited to attend the luncheon and support the charities. Luncheon-only cost is $15.50.

Sign-up forms for the three golf clubs and luncheon-only option are available in the Pro Shop. Payable by check only.

The four charities being supported again this year are as follows:

Valley Assistance Services’ goal is to help seniors and families live independently. They accomplish this through a Fall Prevention program in partnership with the Green Valley Fire District and the University of Arizona; a Going Home with Care program to help patients transition from hospital to home; an In-Home program that provides transportation and visitation services for homebound, isolated seniors with limited income and monetary assistance for rent/utilities.

The Southern Arizona Community Food Bank works to change lives by feeding the hungry today and building a healthy hunger-free tomorrow. They do this not only by providing groceries to those in need but also give classes on nutrition and wellness to help their clients efficiently use the food they receive. Each dollar donated to the Food Bank gives them about $9.50 in buying power.

Hands of a Friend/DaZee’s supports women and their children from the Green Valley/Sahuarita area by providing shelter in Genesis House for those escaping domestic violence, elder abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking. Among the many services provided are: cosmetic reconstruction to repair scars from abuse; helping non-citizens obtain citizenship; advocacy and counseling.

The Angel Heart Pajama Project gives new pajamas and books to children ages newborn through 12 years who have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care or shelters. They hope providing pajamas and books to the displaced children will show them someone cares and at bedtime in their own new pajamas and reading their own new book, they will feel comfort and love.