Chapel Hill, N.C. - Tar Heel fans throughout the state are undoubtedly focused on the UNC men's basketball team and the NCAA Tournament for the time being. But when the rounds of basketball have ended and our brackets all have been busted, local Tar Heels will join together in a friendly competition to support a charity golf tournament to benefit the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals.
Coach Roy Williams, Coach Larry Fedora and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham will co-host the SECU Family House's annual BBQ and Golf Tournament, April 25-26. The goal of the event is to raise $150,000 in funds to subsidize the stays of adult patients and their families or caregivers at the house while they undergo treatment for critical illness or injury at UNC Hospitals.
Tickets are still available for the Thursday evening BBQ ($75 each), which features a live and silent auction, as well as musical entertainment and coaches from all sports at UNC. The house expects a sellout crowd of UNC alumni, Family House guests, Chapel Hill community members, and volunteers. Friday's golf tournament has sold out, and 32 teams will take to UNC's Finley Golf Course to compete for prizes and attempt to best Cunningham at Hole 8 on a drive off a Par 3. Purchase tickets online at www.secufamilyhouse.org or by calling Kathy at 919.932.8004.
The BBQ starts at 5:30 p.m. at SECU Family House, located at 123 Old Mason Farm Road in Chapel Hill. The auctions will feature dozens of items-from sports memorabilia and equipment to jewelry, home décor, travel, food and fine dining, our live auction will include a Carolina Blue 2003 Volvo convertible, perfect for driving to games. Jones Angell will emcee the evening's festivities and act as auctioneer for the evening.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Coach Williams, Coach Fedora and AD Cunningham.
All proceeds benefit SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, a 40-bedroom hospitality house that provides an affordable, safe, nurturing home away from home for seriously ill adult patients and family members. At SECU Family House, every gift of $40 provides lodging and food for one family for a night.
Last year, more than 2,200 patients or caregivers found shelter at Family House, and nearly 3,000 more relied on Family House to help secure discounted rates at local hotels when the house was full. To date, SECU Family House has provided more than 119,000 guest stays, supporting more than 8,000 patients from all 100 of North Carolina's, as well as 35 other states and seven other countries.
For more information about SECU Family House or the BBQ and Auction, visitwww.secufamilyhouse.org. or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.