The Savannah Senior Strikers are slated to host their Sixth Annual Devereaux Dixon Sr. and John C. Jackson Memorial Golf Tournament with golfers from around the United States on Sept. 20-22 at Henderson Golf Club, 1 Al Henderson Dr. in Savannah. Proceeds will benefit Greenbriar Children’s Center.
The weekend starts at 9 a.m. Friday, September 20 for a practice round and skins game. Following the day’s activities, there will be a meet-and-greet at 7 p.m. featuring a delicious seafood dinner including fish and a Lowcountry boil at the Cottonwood Suites, 301 Governor Treutlen Drive in Pooler. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 21 at the Henderson Golf Club, and runs through Sunday. All registered competitors and guests will take a relaxation break Saturday night at 7 p.m. to enjoy a dinner, dance, and raffle also at the Cottonwood Suites. On Sunday morning, golfers begin the final round with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The tournament entry fee is $160, which includes cart rental, lunch and dinners. Non-golfers are also welcome to participate in the festivities for a fee of $20. Mailed entry forms and payments are due by September 14; entries received after this date will be $165.
The Savannah Senior Strikers organization was formed in 2006 as a charitable organization made up of a group of local men who loved to play golf and wanted to give back to the community. They selected Greenbriar Children’s Center as a focus for their fundraising initiatives and began the annual golf tournament in 2014 to honor Senior Strikers who had passed away. Donations have continued to increase since the first year as the Senior Strikers also support the organization throughout each year with additional projects, such as providing Christmas gifts for Greenbriar’s young residents.
“Every year, we are always excited for the fun events of the tournament weekend,” Greenbriar Executive Director Gena Taylor said. “Greenbriar couldn’t be anymore grateful to The Senior Strikers for all the time and energy they commit to our organization’s mission to nurture children and strengthen families.”