An upcoming golf outing hosted by the Genesee County Restaurant Association will raise funds to help buy winter clothing for area children in need.
The annual 4-person golf scramble will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Coyote Preserve Golf Course in Fenton, according to an announcement from the association.
Registration for the event will begin at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.
The $80 registration fee per golfer will include a hot dog lunch, 18 holes with cart, full use of the driving range, deli buffet following the outing, awards ceremony and door prizes.
Those unable to golf are asked to consider sponsoring a $100 hole or donating a prize.
Last year's outing raised more than $18,000, which was used to purchase more than 600 coats, mittens, gloves, scarves and hats to help protect hundreds of Genesee County children from the cold winter weather.
The outing provides the funding to support the KICK (Kids Involved in Coats for Kids) poster contest and shopping spree with Flint Community Schools' students, the announcement states.
Children K-12 are invited to enter a Coats for Kids poster for the contest. The top 10 poster winners will then be invited to a private shopping spree to purchase coats with the funds raised from the outing.
The new coats are then distributed to children of families who are in financial distress throughout Genesee County, according to the association. More than 2,000 new and gently used winter coats are distributed each year through the Coats for Kids program.
For more information, contact John Gazall at 810-239-4691 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.