Special Needs Cobb

Here for You for Life: Cobb County Special Needs Non-profit Hosts Golf Tournament Fundraiser

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Rebecca Whicker
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Marietta, Ga. (Sept. 16, 2021) Special Needs Cobb, a local non-profit that provides respite, residential and resources for special needs people and their families, is hosting its 23rd annual Golf Invitational fundraiser on Oct. 11, 2021, at Dogwood Golf Club in Austell, Ga. 

The golf invitational is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, and it was unfortunately cancelled last year for the first time in more than two decades due to COVID-19. The impact to the organization was multiplied as SNC closed Cobb’s only facilities-based weekend respite house during the pandemic, eliminating the fees that typically support much-needed operational expenses. 

“The funds we raise at the annual Golf Invitational are used to maintain and operate our weekend respite program, which is dedicated to special needs children and adults, as well as our 23 adult group homes,” said Debbie Day, executive director. “Our service and reach in Cobb County is unique. Up to 40 percent of our residents are orphans or have no family connection, and the work we do ensures they have a safe, loving home right in the community.” 

The “Play Your Way, Golf All Day” event runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with food, prizes, a raffle and goody bags provided. Sponsorships are available to companies or individuals who would like to sponsor a hole, a golfer or the entire event.

Golfers can register now at www.specialneedscobb.org as a player or as a silent golf partner (attendance not required). The early bird price until Sept. 30 is $155. After Sept. 30, the price is $175.

SNC golf tournament sponsors help the organization ensure that the Cobb County special needs community has access to Resources, Respite and Residential – Right in the community. Sponsors of the 23rd annual golf invitational include Cobb EMC Foundation, Alterman Commercial Real Estate, Blad & Associates, P.C. – certified public accountants, Robert McLean DDS, PC, Nadler Biernath: Special Needs and Elder Law, Butler Creek Animal Hospital and WatchtheDeer.com.


About Special Needs Cobb
Special Needs Cobb (formerly Right in the Community) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to promoting opportunities for all people with developmental disabilities to live full, productive and self-determined lives of the highest quality, by fostering local communities which embrace all people. For more information, visit www.specialneedscobb.org or follow us on Facebook