In the game of golf, “carry” is the distance a ball will fly, usually to over a hazard, to safely reach its target. This year, HOI has had a lot of “carry” as we reach important goals. On Monday, May 8, HOI will host the inaugural Tony Barnhart Golf Classic at Sugarloaf Golf and Country Club in Duluth, GA.
Tony is an award winning author and sportscaster with ESPN. He will be joined by legendary UGA football coach Vince Dooley and 1980 UGA NCAA Football Championship Captain Frank Ros. Like Tony, bothVince and Frank have worked in partnership with HOI and enthusiastically support HOI’s efforts. Other celebrities committed to playing at the event include: Steve Spurrier, Dave Archer, Wes Durham, Phil Niekro, Fred Gibson, David Greene, Patrick Mannelly, Mohamed Massaquoi, Randy Rhino, Jimmy Robinson, Ted Roof, Matt Stinchcomb and Danny Wuerffel.
All of us at HOI are grateful to Tony and Maria Barnhart for their ongoing support. Also, we are grateful for The Vinson Group: Realty Associates of Atlanta for their Title Sponsorship of the event, for Truitt Health and their sponsorship of the tournament banquet and Smoke Rise Baptist Church for sponsoring the drink cart.
Every day HOI and its staff are working to improve the lives of families in Central America. The proceeds of this tournament will drive the ball a long way in supporting HOI’s efforts in medical care, education, job creation, community improvement, agricultural development and spiritual training. You can be a part of this great day. By donating to the 19th Hole Challenge you can show your support for Tony, Frank and Coach Dooley and you can “carry” us further.
Simply visit www.hoi.org/donate and put 19th Hole Challenge in the memo line. Also, if you want to pass a message to Tony, Frank, Coach Dooley or any of the celebrities slated to play, visit HOI on Facebook leave a message to show your support. At HOI we know there is power in partnerships. We see it every day and we’re grateful for all you do to build strengthened communities in Honduras and Nicaragua.