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5th Annual Chipping For Charity Golf Tournament Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our 5th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at Crosswinds Golf Club, 232 James Blackburn Drive, Savannah, GA 31408 has been cancelled and rescheduled for May 1, 2021.   Please continue reading for more information.

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2020 Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament is Cancelled.

In accordance with the latest CDC, state, and local guidance and recommendations, we have cancelled the May 9th, 2020 Pooler Lions Club “Chipping for Charity” Golf Tournament. Although a difficult decision, we believe this is the most prudent course of action to take in light of the current circumstances. This Charity event is the Pooler Lions Club’s largest annual fundraiser and enables us to accomplish the numerous activities, events, and outreach efforts to serve our Community and the surrounding area.  As such, this cancellation, will have a definite impact on the Club’s ability to serve the Community as we traditionally have.   

We greatly appreciate your past and continued support of the Pooler Lions Club, and look forward to your support for our 2021 annual Chipping for Chartiy Golf Tournament scheduled for May 1, 2021. Please mark your calendars now.

Please stay safe and healthy. We will get through this together. 

Kindness Matters.

 

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2020 5th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament (Cancelled)

The Lions Club International Goal:

“To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.”

Dear 2020 Chipping for Charity Sponsors and Golfers,

Thank you for your consideration in sponsoring and/or playing in our 2020 Pooler Lions Club Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament.

The Pooler Lions Club’s 5th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 with a 8:00 AM sign-in, and a 9:00 AM shotgun start at Crosswinds Golf Club, one of the area’s most unique golfing venues offering 27 holes of some of Savannah’s best golf. The course is known for its excellent greens and course conditions throughout the year.  The combination of conditions, location, and great service make Crosswinds Golf Club an ideal venue to host this event.

All proceeds from this tournament go to benefit the Pooler Lions Club Charity Fund and support our work helping the blind and visually impaired. Pooler Lions conduct free vision screenings and help people in need obtain vision exams and glasses. The Pooler Lions screened over 16,000 students in 2018 alone and over 50,000 since 2011. Screenings are a significant tool in saving eyesight and the Pooler Lions Club is a leader in the state.  Our goal for the 2019-2020 school year is to screen 25,000 students from the surrounding area.

Some of our service projects include collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling, volunteering to read with students at Godley Station, Pooler Elementary, and West Chatham Elementary Schools, tutoring math for students at Pooler Elementary School, donating school supplies, flying American flags along Highway 80 in Pooler on patriotic holidays, awarding an annual college scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a Pooler resident, and delivering holiday cards to local nursing home residents. We also partner with/assist Loaves & Fishes Pantry at the West Chatham YMCA, as well as assist packing food at Second Harvest in Savannah. Our Childhood Cancer Service Project brought over 2,000 toys, books, games, stuffed animals and clothing to little patients at Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital. We also support Southeastern Guide Dogs and two of our members oversee volunteers who raise/socialize puppies that will then be trained to be guide dogs for the visually impaired.

Your sponsorship of the Pooler Lions Club Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament will provide you opportunities to increase visibility, entertain clients and improve stature in the community. More importantly, your sponsorship will assist the Pooler Lions Club in their charity work that impacts so   many lives right here in our community.

If you have any questions regarding the Golf Tournament, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you again for your time and consideration of this worthwhile cause.

 You may preregister as a Sponsor and/or Golfer and pay below; or mail the Application form below with a check.

The Pooler Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that helps those in need and makes a positive difference in their lives.  The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 PM at Lovezzola’s Restaurant, 320 Hwy. 80E in Pooler.  Visitors are welcome and suggestions for service projects are appreciated.  

The Lions Club motto is “We Serve”.

Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsor Advertising Campaign includes:

  • Flyers will be passed out to all local golf courses and golf outlet stores
  • Timely updates and reminders via email blasts through Crosswinds Golf Club
  • Timely updates and reminders via email blasts through the Pooler Chamber of Commerce
  • Advertised on digital billboard on I-95 near the Mighty Eighth Museum
  • Advertised in one Valpak monthly distribution to over 40,000 homes
  • Advertised on Facebook
  • Advertised in local newspapers and two Pooler magazines
  • Advertised at local businesses throughout Pooler and surrounding towns
  • Word of mouth by Pooler Lions to the community and friends.

On-Line Sponsorship Form and Payment Options

As an alternative to printing and completing a paper Sponsorship Form and mailing with your check, you may select your sponsorship level by completing and submitting the on-line Sponsorship Form below.  

To receive the full benefit of your Sponsorship Package, payment is due February 28, 2020.  

Note: All on-line payments incur an approximate 3% convenience charge and have been adjusted. You may avoid this charge by paying by check or cash.

Sponsorship Form


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Golfer On-Line Registration

1-4 Golfers may register on-line by completing and submitting the following form.  Less than 4 players may be teamed up with other golfers in the tournament. When you submit the form you will be directed to a Payment Page where you can select payment for multiple golfers.

Note: All on-line payments incur an approximate 3% convenience charge and have been adjusted.  You may avoid this charge by paying by check or cash.

(Golfers may also register by printing and completing a paper form and mailing it to the Pooler Lions Club with a check.  See below “Golfer Registration Form to Print and Mail In”)

Golfer Registration Form


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2019 Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament

Results are in!  Great day on the course for Pooler Lions Club

SAVE THE DATE and join us next year on Saturday, May 9, 2020!

The Pooler Lions Club held their 4th Annual “Chipping for Charity” Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Crosswinds Golf Club.  The proceeds from the tournament will fund the Pooler Lions Club Charity Fund and support their work helping the blind and visually impaired.  Thanks to all our golfers who enjoyed this beautiful sunny day for the 18-hole shotgun scramble that began at 9am; followed by a delicious lunch, awards ceremony, and raffle prizes donated by local businesses.  Unfortunately, no one won the hole-in-one challenge for ice cream for a year donated by The Ice Cream Stop.  Dixon Golf gave golfers a free golf ball and a chance to win a sleeve of balls for hitting the green.

Golf Chairman, Dennis McCann stated, “In this, the Pooler Lions Club’s 4th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament, and our major annual fund-raising event, we had our best tournament yet. We have made steady progress toward growing and making this an even more successful event each year for the golfers, sponsors, and the Pooler Lions Club. This year we had a field of 68 golfers, over 40 paid sponsors, and many contributing sponsors, who generously contributed to the overall success of this tournament. With this in mind, we have already identified the date for the Pooler Lions Club’s 5th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at the Crosswinds Golf Club. So if you are looking for a great time, while also supporting the numerous community outreach efforts of the Pooler Lions Club, save the date, mark your calendars now, and join us next year.”

We are proud to present the tournament winners.  The first place team was Khristopher Fountain, Dustin Horton, Gary Edwards and Shaun Callaway.  Coming in second was the foursome of Jon Good, Cliff Horton, Knox Jenkins and Michael Minard.  The third place team was Paul Baker, Lee Tincher, Dr. Mark Elam and Bart Elam.  The Longest Drive award went to Dustin Horton; and Mark Zipperer won the Closest to the Pin at 151”.  The Top Scoring Public Safety Award went to the team of Louis Manuel, Jr., Ken Leidy, Larry Middleton and Kenny Deloach.

Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous donations.  Eagle Sponsors were: for the 4th year, the Pooler Chamber of Commerce and new sponsor Oral & Facial Surgery Group – Nicholas Theodotou.  Birdie Sponsors were:  for the 4th year, Miller’s Coins & Currency and new sponsor CellGen Regenerative Medicine.  Hole Sponsors were:  American Packing & Crating, Bank of Newington, Bee Green Pest Solutions, BJ’s Beverages, CFG Wealth Management, Christ Presbyterian Church, Coastal Truck Parts Center, Coca Cola, Cutting Cave Haircuts for Men & Boys, Dasher Reprographics, Edward Jones – Veronica Voisine, Freedom Boat Club, Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah, Georgia Ports, Great American Cookie, International Paper, Interstate Sports, Landmark 24 Homes & Realty – LuAnn Zorn Zipperer, Lighthouse Financial Group, Low Country Eyecare, Marie Houben – Coldwell Banker, Metal Building Maintenance, Inc., Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub, Old Town Trolley Tours, Parkway Salon, Pat Parker Agency – State Farm Insurance, Penny Rafferty Realty, Piros Eye PC-Judith Piros, MD, Pooler Day Spa, Port City Animal Hospital, Port City Logistics, Savannah Federal, SouthCoastHEALTH-Pooler, The Heritage Bank, Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Thrive OBGYN, Towne Lake Dental Group, Tracy E. Durham, D.D.S., P.C., and VIP Office Furniture.

Thanks also to Coca Cola for donating drinks, and Sam’s Club for snacks, as well as Pooler Today, Pooler Magazine and Valpak for their advertising expertise.  We also appreciate advertising by The Spirit newspaper and Savannah Morning News.  Special thanks for raffle prize donations from Beef Jerky Outlet, Buffalo Wild Wings, Byrd Cookie Co., B&D Burgers, Kitchen Collection, Premier Bowl & Bistro, Shane’s Rib Shack, Jalapenos, The Peanut Shop, Bath & Body Works, Pooler Stadium Cinema, Leopold’s Ice Cream, Front Porch Coffeehouse, and World of Beer, that helped make our event a success.  Also thanks for golf certificates from the following golf clubs:  Crosswinds, Southbridge, Savannah Harbour, Savannah Quarters, Amelia National, Sapelo Hammock, Fort Stewart-HAAF and Henderson. 

The Pooler Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that helps those in need and makes a positive difference in their lives.  The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Lovezzola’s Restaurant, 320 Hwy. 80 East.  Visitors are welcome and suggestions for service projects are appreciated.  The Lions Club motto is “We Serve”.

2018 Chipping for Charity Tournament

The Pooler Lions Club held their 3rd Annual “Chipping for Charity”  Golf Tournament on Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2018.  The proceeds from the tournament will fund the club’s charitable activities for the next year, including a college scholarship for a Pooler high school senior, Sight for Students (vouchers for vision exams and glasses in six local schools), vision exams and glasses for qualifying residents, stuffed lions for Pooler Police to distribute to kids in traumatic situations, book donations to elementary schools in Pooler and holiday cards for residents in local nursing homes.  In addition, Pooler Lions support the GA Lions Lighthouse Foundation, the GA Lions Camp for the Visually impaired in Waycross, GA, Leader Dogs, Southeast Guide Dogs and the Lions Club International Foundation.

After a box lunch, the golfers took to the course for a 1:00 PM shotgun start and several hours later the results were announced.  Winning first place was the team of Eric Fry, Zach Nehme and Kris Brinker.  Their prize was a gift certificate for Savannah Harbor Golf Club.  Second place went to the team of Jerry Smith, Robert McLaurin, Bob McLaurin, and Russell Bright, who won a gift certificate to Savannah Quarters Golf Course.  Third place was won by the team of Larry Middleton, Louis Manuel Jr, Ken Leidy and Kenny Deloach.  They received a gift certificate for Sapelo-Hammock Golf Club.

Closest to the pin was won by Eric Fry, who came within 2’5” of the pin.  Congratulations to Robert McLaurin (age 96 years young!) for the longest drive in the tournament.  They both won golf gift certificates.  Various raffle prizes were won by Dave Renton, Charlie Saytanides, Justyne Albright, Debra Miller, Todd Saylor, Derek Dragon Sr. and Joe McKinny.

Thank you to the sponsors of the tournament for their generous donations.  The Eagle Sponsor was the Pooler Chamber of Commerce and the Birdie Sponsor was Miller’s Coin & Currency.  Other sponsors were:  Allstate Insurance – Adam Wallace, BJ’s Beverage, Bee Green Pest Solutions, CFG Wealth Management, Colby Enterprizes, Cutting Cave Haircuts for Men & Boys, Dasher Reprographics, Dr. Tracy Durham, DDS, Edward Jones – Veronica Voisine, Freedom Boat Club, Gastroenterology Consultants, GA Heritage Federal Credit Union, Heritage Bank, International Paper, JDX – Uniforms, Landmark 24 – Luann Zorn-Zipperer, Lighthouse Financial Group, Low Country Eye Care, Mike Hutson Plumbing, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub & Grill, Penny Rafferty Reality,  Paper Clip Office Supply, Piros Eye – Judith Piros, MD, State Farm Insurance – Pat Parker, The Front Porch Coffeehouse, Strickland Funeral Home, Towne Lake Dental, Thomas & Hutton, and Thrive Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Thanks also to Coca Cola and Sam’s Club for donating drinks and snacks, as well as Adams  Outdoor Advertising and Valpak for their advertising assistance.  We appreciate the raffle prize donations from Buffalo Wild Wings, Kay Jewelers, Metro Diner and Texas Roadhouse that helped make our event a success.

The Pooler Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that helps those in need and makes a positive difference in their lives.  The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6PM at Lovezzola’s Restaurant, 320 Hwy. 80 E.  Visitors are welcome and suggestions for service projects are appreciated.  The Lions Club motto is “We Serve”.

Special Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors and Supporters

2017 Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament Winners

1st Place

Robert Gillespie, Chris Gillespie, Chris Buckner, Mike McGraw

2nd Place

Matt Hewett, Louis Manuel Jr, Ken Leidy, Larry Middelton

3rd Place

Marlon Barefield, John Snelling, Chuck Brown, Gordy Cox

Closest to Pin

Marlon Barefield

Longest Drive

Marcus McBride (No photo)

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2017 Golfers and Lions Club Members

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