(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth, MA recently hosted their 12th Annual Turkey Shoot-Out & Food Pantry Drive, joining forces for the fifth year in a row with Create the Good. Create the Good is a local non-profit started in 2010 by a group of Yarmouth parents to place a food pantry in every Dennis-Yarmouth school. The constant need requires ongoing community donations to supply the shelves.
During the 2-day event, 150 golfers happily weathered chilly temperatures as $1,400 from their entry fees was donated to Create the Good. Also, most of the 36 golfers who won turkeys through closest-to-the-pin contests donated them back to the Thanksgiving efforts. Golfers, staff and volunteers brought canned goods and non-perishable food items to the pro shop as volunteers created the Thanksgiving Dinner bags. Word spread through social media and many members of the community stopped by the course to donate, resulting in a total of 120 turkeys, allowing volunteers to create full Thanksgiving dinners for 80 local families in need. The extra donations will be used to fulfill last-minute requests and to get a head start on the Christmas dinner drive.
PGA Head Professional Patrick Fannon said, “This year was our most successful food drive in the history of the tournament! It was great working once again with the parents and volunteers of Create the Good as they helped families in need within the D-Y school district. Working together as a community is important to all of us.”