The tournament is hosted by former Ambassador Andrew Young and nonprofit GIANT Global to benefit the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake. It supports GIANT Global’s Rural Health Initiative that serves thousands of needy families in Bouneau, Maniche and Les Cayes. Donations also benefit the Haiti Sister Hospital Initiative Isaie Jeanty Maternity Hospital in Port-au-Prince.
Global Initiative’s co-founder, Dr. Alawode Oladele, said poor Haitians face horrendous living conditions.
“Times are extremely tough right now economically for everyone,” said Oladele, medical director for the DeKalb Board of Health’s tuberculosis program. “However, Haiti’s people are suffering horrific displacement; lack of sanitation and clean running water; deadly diseases such as cholera, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS; and lack of basic health care.”
Oladele said the people are resilient despite the natural disasters. “We are asking metro Atlanta’s businesses, charitable groups and caring students to help us raise $150,000 to cover the cost of mobilizing volunteer medical personnel and sorely needed health and food resources to save the lives of Haiti’s women and children.”
More than 100 metro leaders, business owners and individual supporters of GIANT Global are expected to attend.
Early bird prices before Oct. 1 are $115 per person and $400 for a team of four. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the official tee time is at 10 a.m. A banquet and silent auction will take place at 5 p.m. Banquet tickets are $35.
Sponsorships are available, and donations are tax-deductible. Heritage Golf Links is at 4445 Britt Road. For more information, visit www.gianthaiti.org or call 404-291-8506.