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Kiwanis golf tournament continues to benefit community

By Natalie Gilstrap For Clay Today
Posted 12/31/69

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – The Lake Region Kiwanis recently held its fourth annual golf tournament at the Keystone Golf and Country Club.

“The Kiwanis Tournament is basically one of our big …

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Kiwanis golf tournament continues to benefit community


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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – The Lake Region Kiwanis recently held its fourth annual golf tournament at the Keystone Golf and Country Club.

“The Kiwanis Tournament is basically one of our big fundraisers,” said chairman Todd Beals.

The idea to host golf tournaments at the country club was first suggested by a member in 2019. Since then, Kiwanis has continued hosting the tournament yearly to raise funds for its philanthropic endeavors.

“A lot of this money goes towards our kids’ clubs and stuff like that,” Beals said.

This year’s tournament funds went toward the organization’s leadership programs, such as Terrific Kids, K-Kids, Builders Club and Key Club.

Local golfers and Kiwanis members from the Gainesville chamber showed their support by participating. The event also had a silent auction, a raffle and rewards for the top three winners. Music, breakfast and lunch were available while the Keystone Heights Band sold refreshments.

“As much as this community is asked to do things, they always come through,” said Beals. “This area is such a giving community.”

Lake Region Kiwanis is a civic organization and a part of Kiwanis International. As an organization, their focus is to improve the lives of children and their communities through their service acts. College scholarships and award programs are some of the many ways the organization supports youth. In addition, the group is actively involved in its community through its parades and fundraisers. They also support the local food pantry, Lake Area Ministries, and operate the concession stands during football games at Keystone High.

The organization will host its annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 9. They are also planning on hosting their kayak, fishing and cornhole tournaments on March 16 and another golf tournament in May.