Bladen We Care golf tourney set

WHITE LAKE — The 29th annual Byron H. Gooden Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Bladen We Care will be held at Vineyard Golf at White Lake on Thursday, April 26.

The four-person Captain’s Choice tournament will have a divided shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Entry fee is $500 per team or $125 per player and includes greens fee, cart and lunch. There will be prizes to the winners.

Sponsorships are also available ranging from $150 to $10,000. For information, call 910-862-0779, 910-874-2008 or 910-874-4004.


Rotary golf tourney is May 17

WHITE LAKE — The second annual Rotary International Cup Golf Tournament will tee off on Thursday, May 17, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The Elizabethtown Rotary Captain’s Choice tournament will benefit Bladen County students with scholarships.

Tournament registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be $50 per player which will include greens fees, cart and lunch. There will be mulligans, a 50-50 raffle, prizes, awards and a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one.

Sponsorships are also available, ranging from $125 to $300. For information visit or call 910-876-1030.


Fundraiser set for Robby Priest

ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church will host a barbecue plate fundraiser to benefit East Bladen High School football coach Robby Priest on Saturday, April 7, in the PAC building from 5 to 8 p.m. There will also be a silent auction.

Plates will cost $8 each and will include barbecue, baked beans, slaw, rolls and dessert for eat-in or take out. T-shirts with the slogan #RobbyStrong can also be purchased through the Facebook group Fighting with Robby—#RobbyStrong.

Priest is currently battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatments. All proceeds from the fundraisers will go to assist Priest and his family with medical expenses.


Softball registration is open

ELIZABETHTOWN — Registration for girls softball is underway at the Bladen Recreation Department through April 6.

The cost for girls softball (ages 5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to 16 as of Jan. 1) is $30 per participant.

Those interested can register online at (Parks & Recreation Department) or visit the Bladen County Parks and Recreation office to register.

For information, call 910-862-6770.


Children can hunt for free

TAR HEEL — If you are looking for a safe place for your children or grandchildren to learn and hunt — all at no cost — David Monroe has what you need.

Monroe is offering a safe place for children to hunt on his land located at 601 Main St. in Tar Heel.

For information, call Monroe at 910-585-1739.

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