Garnati Golf Day tees off to raise money for child advocacy groups

21st Annual Chuck Garnati Golf Day
21st Annual Chuck Garnati Golf Day

MARION, IL (KFVS) – Garnati Golf Day tees off to raise money for child advocacy groups.

This morning Williamson County State's Attorney Chuck Garnati kicked off the 21st annual Chuck Garnati Golf Day in hopes to raise more money for neglected and abused children.

This year organizers of the golf scramble hope to raise enough money to total $250,000 since the golf outing started.  Williamson County State's Attorney Chuck Garnati says it is very important to raise this money for the child advocacy groups due to the continual lack of funding coming from the state and federal governments.

"It is getting harder, and harder for non-for-profits to raise the funds they need to keep their doors open," said Garnati. "Federal and State grants are being cut back and the money is just not out there from the state and federal government to run these programs for abused children."

The 18-hole, six person team, golf scramble will be at the Pine Lakes Golf Course in Energy, Illinois on June 8 at 10 a.m.  It cost $75 per person to play 18 holes and it includes a cart, lunch and prizes.  This year there is a chance to win two new cars or a Harley Davidson Motorcycle by landing a hole in one.

For more information call Jimmy Dean at the Williamson County Courthouse at 618-997-1301 at extension 205.  Organizers say they still need volunteers, prizes for giveaways, and participants.

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