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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Hosts 5th Annual Golf Tournament

Pensacola habit for humanity annual golf tournament
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On Friday Dec. 3, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity will host its 5th Annual Pensacola Habitat FORE! Humanity Golf Tournament at Scenic Hills Country Club.

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The practice range will open at 10:00 AM, and lunch will be served at 10:15 AM for attendees to enjoy before the tournament begins with a shotgun start at 11:00 AM. Competitions include Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and more! There will be a silent auction that includes destination trips and other amazing prizes, along with several “chance to win” opportunities throughout the event.

“This annual event usually brings in over $60,000, and the impact those dollars make can be seen in many areas of our community. Our annual fundraising events allow us to continue serving our community through our Home Buyer and Community Development Programs. Support for our golf tournament means support for affordable homeownership right here at home!” said Crystal Scott, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Vice President of Development and Communications.

The Pensacola Habitat FORE! Humanity tournament has been a substantial fundraiser for
the nonprofit and a fun way for members of the community to get involved.

“When we do our golf tournament each year, we can build half a house. Now half of
anything will seem like an odd reason to be excited. Here’s where I believe it’s half a
miracle. Every two years, our golf event builds a home for a family currently paying over
50% of their earnings in rent. We build them a home, and their mortgage is about 30% or
less of their income. It allows them to pay for braces for their kids, reliable transportation
to a better-paying job, or even an opportunity to further their education. I think of it as the
house that golf built.”, says Mei Davis, long-time volunteer and Chairwoman for
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity.

There are multiple ways to get involved, from signing up a team of four for $600 to hole sponsorships for $2,500. All proceeds from the tournament go towards Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building homes, communities, and hope in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

To sign up your team or become a sponsor, visit golfforhomes.org.

About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1981, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian ministry whose purpose is to improve communities through sustainable partnerships. Having built and renovated 1,400 homes, Pensacola Habitat seeks new and innovative ways to positively impact the community through various meaningful projects, including their Home Buyer and Neighborhood Revitalization programs. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity offers unique financing opportunities to qualified applicants to provide affordable home ownership in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For more information, visit rethinkhabitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About NeighborWorks America

For nearly 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. (d/b/a NeighborWorks America), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit, has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and safe, affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $27.2 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks
America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. For more information, visit nw.org.

About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Our local Habitat for Humanity Restore supports Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building homes, communities and hope. Revenue earned by selling donated furniture, appliances, building materials, and more is reinvested in our community to provide affordable homeownership options to families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Together we are changing lives right here at home. For more information, visit pensacolarestore.com.