The Honor Project’s WildMayhem Golf Tournament to support two local charities
Two Midlands charities are each about to receive a monetary gift to help better their organizations. The Honor Project, founded in 2015, was created for the purpose of making grants to charities, in order to improve communities and empower citizens. Their fourth annual WildMayhem Golf Tournament is taking place September 6, and is one of the largest yearly fundraisers the non-profit conducts for charities of their choice.
This year, the recipients of the tournament funds are Happy Wheels, and the South Carolina Autism Society.
Happy Wheels Program Director Tracey Rankin described their children’s charity as a way to provide a little fun to children who may not be expecting it. “We deliver brand new toys and books to all inpatient children in all three children’s hospitals, one day, every week of the year,” she said. “All the knocks they get on their doors are scary to them, and this is something that’s fun.” Rankin voiced her gratitude for being chosen to receive the Honor Project’s gift. “We are so grateful to be partnered with this amazing event.”
Phillip Windsor, Outreach Coordinator for the South Carolina Autism Society, reflected Rankin’s remarks. “We’re so excited and thrilled to be a part of the golf tournament, and grateful they asked us to partner with them for it,” he said. “We’re looking forward to being out there and being a part of the day with everybody.” The Autism Society’s mission is to equip those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders with knowledge and support, to maximize their quality of life.
Recipients for the golf tournament were chosen based on life circumstances, and observation, according to Account Executive Parris Claytor. “It’s just whatever calls out to us, and the organizations that are in need,” she said. Although it’s a lot of work to put on the golf tournament, Claytor said at the end of the day it’s all worth it. “It’s very rewarding. It kind of gives you a purpose just giving back, especially when it’s locally.”
The Wildmayhem Golf Tournament will be held at Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood. For more information, or to sign up for the tournament, visit wildmayhem.com.