ENOLA, PA (June 25, 2021) – The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Foundation hosted its Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Armitage Golf Club in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Proceeds will benefit housing-related charities in the Greater Harrisburg area.
The Foundation welcomes men, women, and mixed foursomes from all business and organization types. For the 144 golfers, a shotgun start marked the beginning of the tournament at noon. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation did not hold the dinner portion of the event again this year and made some logistical changes. The Foundation thanks everyone for their cooperation.
A donation drive of men’s t-shirts, men’s black socks and bath soap bars was held for the Saint Martin De Porres Catholic Worker House. As part of its “mission of hospitality to the poor and homeless” on Allison Hill in Harrisburg, the Catholic Worker House, for 20 years now, has been distributing basic needs, as part of that mission, from their house to the folks who come to their door in need of such food, clothing, toiletries, and conversation. The GHAR is proud to support this charity through our donation drive this year.
Golf tournament prizes included a Hole-In-One contest for a new car, Longest Drive, Straightest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt, and more. Because of the generous support of our sponsors, donors, and golfers, the Foundation raised thousands of dollars to give back to the community. Proceeds from this event will go to the GHAR Foundation, which supports shelter and housing related charities in central Pennsylvania like Community CARES and Perry Housing Partnership. $2,000 grants have been presented to both charities from the GHAR Foundation.
Community CARES provides emergency shelter, resources and supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Our $2,000 grant will help with the costs of renovating their new emergency shelter. Perry Housing Partnership develops affordable housing opportunities for residents of Perry County, including low-income, disabled, elderly and homeless individuals and families. Our $2,000 grant will provide funds to replace flooring in handicap accessible apartment for the Perry County Disabled Veterans Program.
About Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Foundation
The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Foundation was formally organized in 1990, building on the Association’s long history of community involvement. The Foundation has been involved in community projects, various community revitalization and clean-up projects, scholarship drives, and personal care drives. The Foundation has recently shifted its focus to fundraising to support non-profits in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.