Marietta, Ga. (October 15, 2021) – Special Needs Cobb, a local non-profit that provides respite, residential and resources for special needs people and their families, hosted its 23rd annual Golf Invitational fundraiser on Oct. 11, 2021, at Dogwood Golf Club in Austell, Ga. The organization raised nearly $45,000, a first-time record for them.
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 ran from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with food, prizes, a raffle and goody bags provided. Sponsors included Cobb EMC Foundation, Butler Creek Animal Hospital, Nadler Biernath: Special Needs and Elder Law, Alterman Commercial Real Estate, Robert McLean DDS, Blad & Associates, WatchtheDeer.com and more than 20 hole sponsors..
In addition to money raised for Resources, Respite and Residential services in Cobb County, the golf fundraiser attracted 100 new donors, 72 golfers and 105 attendees. Approximately $10,000 in prizes were awarded.
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