Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Foundation’s 32nd Annual Open Golf Tournament benefitting the RWC Fellowship Fund will be held April 26 at Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club.
The much-anticipated annual event debuted before the first residents moved onto RWC’s Irvington campus. Proceeds from this charitable event support the RWC Fellowship Fund, which provides grants to older adults who qualify for residency at RWC in every way except financially. This is the first year the tournament will be held at Indian Creek. RWC resident Kent McCraney is the volunteer chairman.
“We are very pleased to host the golf tournament this year,” said Brenda Mayer, Indian Creek head golf professional. “Many of our Indian Creek members live at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury and others see it as their future residence as well. We are so lucky to have this top-notch retirement community right here in the Northern Neck, so we are happy to support their efforts in any way.”
Registration is $125 per person and includes lunch, golf with cart, snacks, beverages, prizes and a reception.
A new vehicle, donated by Bill Hudgins GMC in Gloucester, is the hole-in-one prize. Prizes will also be awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive. Awards will be given for the top team in each flight.
The shotgun start begins at noon on April 26 and follows a Captain’s Choice format. The rain date is April 28.
“The golf tournament has generated great excitement over the years among our residents, staff and the Northern Neck community,” said Elizabeth “Whiz” Harris, RWC’s vice president of development. “It’s a wonderful way to launch the golf season, have a great time and give back all at the same time.”
Since 1986, the Fellowship Fund has provided more than $4 million in grants to assure that RWC residents can enjoy a lifestyle of dignity and comfort at RWC’s Total LifeCare Retirement Community. Within the last year, $340,000 was granted to 14 residents to help them stay in their RWC homes.