MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – May 13, 2014 – East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization, will host its fifth annual “Golf Tees to House Keys” benefit golf outing May 13, 2014. The event will give players the opportunity to play the prestigious Daniel Island Club – Beresford Creek Course, while helping to eliminate poverty housing in the area.
“Golf Tees to House Keys” will benefit East Cooper Habitat for Humanity and is an 18-hole shamble format. The entry fee is $225 per player or $850 per team. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. Lunch follows at 12:00 p.m., with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. A cocktail reception and silent auction will be held at 6:00 p.m. Team prizes will be awarded for low net and low gross. There will also be longest drive, closest to the pin, and putting contests, and a major hole-in-one prize.
East Cooper Habitat for Humanity (ECHFH) assists families by building safe, well constructed homes. Working in partnership with low-income families, ECHFH utilizes volunteer labor and donated funds to provide a “hand up,” not a “hand out,” on the construction of their homes. Homeowners are chosen based on their demonstrated ability to handle personal finances, their need, and their willingness to contribute at least 350 hours of “sweat equity” on their home. Upon completion, Habitat homes are purchased by the homeowner with monthly payments under an interest-free mortgage over 30 years, and those payments are directed toward future homebuilding efforts as received.
East Cooper Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, servicing the communities east of the Cooper River in South Carolina. Visit their website for information on the organization and how to get involved.
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people.