ALLEN – Saturday marked the beginning of a new event organizers hope to make bigger and better each year. Floyd County Judge-Executive Ben Hale and Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt kicked off their first annual Charity Golf Scramble on Saturday.
“This year’s event is an event we borrowed from an idea of former Sheriff John Blackburn,” said Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt. “The sheriff would host a sheriff’s golf tournament each year and would donate to charities outside the county. We picked two local charities because we wanted the funds raised to stay in Floyd County.”
The Floyd County Sheriff and Floyd County Judge Executive are raising money for Floyd County Senior Citizens and Operation Shoe Drive. Both charities do great things for the people of Floyd County.
The Floyd County Senior Citizens delivers food to seniors unable to get out of the house on a daily basis to make it to the center as well as provide events such as the health fair recently held at Prestonsburg Senior Citizens Center. Operation Shoe Drive provides new school shoes for area children with the help of Floyd County Resource Centers.
“This year’s event had many great sponsors and we picked out two local charities we wanted to help out this year,” said said Floyd County Judge Executive Ben Hale. “Each year as we continue to get bigger we want to be able to help more charities. Next year maybe we will be able to help three charities.”
This year’s golf scramble was deemed a success with organizers exceeding expectations of funds raised.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.