Traditions of Braselton, a sprawling 1,140-acre master-planned community in Northeast Georgia, is getting ready to host its 4th Annual Charity Classic. Comprised of a VIP Dinner and Auction at the Golf Clubhouse on June 22, Golf Tournament at Traditions’ 18-hole golf course on June 23 and Round Robin Tennis Tournament and Pool Party on June 24, the Charity Classic is one of the highlights of the summer season at Traditions of Braselton.
Sponsored by Farmers Insurance, the Traditions Charity Classic Golf Tournament is designed to benefit local and national charities. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the efforts of iServe Ministries, Augie’s Quest, and the ClubCorp Employee Partner Care Foundation. iServe is a Jefferson-based ministry created to help local churches get involved in meeting the needs of their communities. Their initiatives include stuffing “Bags of Love” – which are backpacks filled with food supplies for local families in need, and provision of a twice monthly Mobile Food Bank – to bring much-needed supplies to food insecure families in Jackson County.
Augie’s Quest is a national nonprofit dedicated to finding treatments and cures for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. There are, on average, 15 people diagnosed with ALS every day, and roughly 30,000 people in America are currently living with this condition. Most people with ALS live two to five years after their first signs of disease, and only about 10% of people with ALS survive at least 10 years. Augie’s Quest is seeking to change those statistics.
Lastly, ClubCorp Employee Partner Care Foundation – the charitable arm of the company that manages the course and club at Traditions of Braselton and over 200 other courses throughout the nation – is designed to provide financial aid to ClubCorp employees and their families in times of crisis.
The VIP Dinner plus live and silent auctions on Friday evening will include a carving station, vegetable medley, mashed potatoes, salad and desserts. Live music will add to the festivities. Auction items up for bid include a week at a villa in Tuscany, a condo in Antigua or a home in the Florida Keys, among other enticing prospects.
On Saturday morning, a helicopter ball drop kicks off the tournament – participants can purchase one or more golf balls to be dropped by helicopter on the #1 fairway. The owner of the lucky ball that lands closest to the pin wins half of the proceeds from the contest – the other half goes to the three charities benefitting from the Charity Classic. The contest also involves a raffle for one participant to ride in the helicopter during the ball drop.
The format of the golf tournament to follow is a 2-person team scramble with 9-hole draw featuring men’s, women’s and co-ed prizes. If a player scores a hole-in-one on the designated hole during the tournament, he or she will win a brand-new Ford vehicle courtesy of Billy Cain Ford in Commerce.
On Sunday, Traditions of Braselton Realty will sponsor a Pool Party at the community’s junior Olympic-sized pool with waterslide, which is open that day to both residents and prospective home buyers. The day’s events will also feature a Round Robin Tennis Tournament at the community’s six lighted tennis courts, which now boast newly constructed covered spectator pavilions.
Participation in the Traditions of Braselton Charity Classic is open to the public. Cost to attend the VIP Dinner and Auctions is $25 per person. Registration for the Charity Classic Golf Tournament is $100 per player, which includes the round of golf on Saturday, as well as dinner on Friday night. Golfers who wish to participate in the Golf Tournament are welcome to register at classic.als.net. To learn more about Traditions of Braselton, prospective home buyers and real estate professionals are encouraged to visit www.TraditionsofBraseltonRealty.com.