On October 19, 2017, the 23rd Annual Tommy usher Log A Load For Kids Golf Classic celebrated the &1 million mark for donations made to the UF Health Stands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, FL.
The tournament, played at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club, fielded 124 golfers.
“The focus of this event is to raise awareness of and money for the Children’s Miracle Network,” said event organizer Lynetta Usher Griner. “All the fun people have while they’re here is just an added bonus.”
The tournament is named in honor of Lynetta’s late brother, who was killed in a boating accident. Because of this passion for forestry, his love of children and his well-known sense of fun, the tournament is the perfect way to honor him.
In a nod to surpassing the million dollar mark, this year’s tournament featured chances for two golfers to win $1 million each. There were also prizes for the lowest gross and net scoring teams, the closest to the pin, the longest drive, the longest putt and a random drawing for a set of clubs and bag valued at $2,500.
“It takes a great team of volunteers to make the tournament happen,” said Griner. “We are all thrilled to be part of an effort that makes such an impact on the lives of so many children and their families.”
Since joining the Log A Load campaign efforts in 1995, Florida’s forestry community and friends have raised more than $2 million for hospitals associated with the Children’s Miracle Network in Florida.
Log A Load for kids is a nationwide giving campaign through which the forestry community contributes to local hospitals affiliated with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) to provide medical care to children whose families cannot pay for treatment. For more information, please visit www.FloridaForest.org and select Log A Load For Kids under the programs tab.