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Teams and sponsors needed for fundraiser to benefit area homeless


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – City Rescue Mission (CRM) will host the fourth annual Champions Challenge Golf Tournament on Monday, August 27, 2012 at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach. The tournament raises money to fund programs and initiatives that help the homeless and needy in Northeast Florida get off the streets and back on their feet. City Rescue Mission does not receive any local, state or federal funding and is currently seeking supporting sponsors and tournament teams.

Karen Tutwiler is serving as the Tournament Chair, along with Dan Hicken. “The Champions Challenge is a great way for the Jacksonville community to show their support for our area’s homeless and needy,” said Dan Hicken, First Coast News Sports Anchor and Honorary Tournament Chairman. “City Rescue Mission does a tremendous job putting on the event, and the chance to play the Stadium Course is a fantastic opportunity for any golfer. It’s truly an event not to be missed.”

The tournament is limited to 19 teams and features a four-person shotgun scramble starting at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $2,000 per team and team captains are responsible for coordinating their four players. After the tournament, a dinner and awards ceremony will be held in the TPC Clubhouse with Arthur Crofton of 96.1 WEJZ serving as emcee. Trophies are awarded to the low gross and low net teams, and the Grand Trophy (an annual traveling trophy) will be presented to the true Champions of the tournament, the team that raises the most money for the men and women in recovery from addiction and homelessness at City Rescue Mission. There will be a number of opportunities to win other prizes by entering the tournament raffle and various Hole-in-One contests.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at a variety of levels, many of which provide exposure before, during and after the event.

For more information about teams and sponsorships for the Champions Challenge Golf Tournament, please visit

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