LAKE WYLIE — One local group is sending out calls for help at its event next month.
Lake Wylie/Clover Mayday Project, which helps homeless children, will host its second annual golf tournament Oct. 8 at River Hills Country Club.
The nonprofit group of about 15 members provides gas cards for student transportation within Clover School District, and arranges and funds day trips to libraries, museums and other educational places. Money also goes to the Children’s Attention Home in Rock Hill and the backpack food program in the Clover district.
“We just can’t say enough wonderful things about them,” said Rebecca Melton, executive director of the Children’s Attention Home.
A partnership also was recently formed with Tender Hearts Ministries in York, further broadening Mayday’s reach from its Lake Wylie roots.
“We’ve morphed out into Rock Hill and York just over the past few months,” said Jay Moore, board member and co-chair of the tournament.
The fall golf tournament is the group’s primary fundraiser. Last year it raised $11,000.
With a title sponsor – R.P. Boggs & Co. – and already 70 golfers signed up for the tournament that caps at 120, co-chair Val Harris said, the group hopes to meet its $15,000 goal.
“The sponsors are rolling in,” he said.
Harris said the cause speaks for itself.
Last year, the number of homeless children in Clover schools more than doubled from registration through graduation.
“The first reaction is disbelief,” Moore said of promoting Mayday. “That can’t be happening here.
“Everybody says, how are they homeless? Where are they sleeping?,” Harris said. “We’ll have someone there to answer those questions.”
Want to go?
The Lake Wylie/Clover Mayday Project Charity Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 8 at River Hills Country Club Check-in is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Entry fee is $75 per player or $300 per team and includes lunch and awards party after golf. Proceeds help homeless children in York County. As a nonprofit, $30 of entry fee is tax deductible. Applications and sponsor forms are available at the club’s pro shop or call 803-831-7374 or 803-831-7346. Rain date is Oct. 12.
Donations to help homeless children also may be mailed to LW/Clover Mayday Project, P.O. Box 5123, Lake Wylie, SC 29710. Call 803-831-2249 for more information.