Firefighters hold 10th annual Golf for Toys Scramble
Gabe Farmer, Democrat Correspondent
Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM
The Lebanon Fire Department played host to its 10th annual Golf for Toys Scramble at Hunters Point Golf Club on Friday.
All proceeds from the event will be used to buy Christmas presents for local children through Wilson County’s Christmas for All organization. With the proceeds from the event, Lebanon firefighters hope to be able to provide presents for more than 400 children in the Wilson County area.
More than 20 teams teed off at 1 p.m., when the golfing began. Teams included members from the Lebanon Fire Department, other fire departments in the surrounding area, and local businesses.
In addition to the scramble, teams participated in contests, such as hole in one and closest to the pin. The firefighters also had two junk cars placed on part of the course, which participants could attempt to hit to take strokes off of their score.
Throughout the day, golfers were provided drinks to stay cool in the hot and humid weather. Firefighters also provided participants a meal at the end of the tournament.
Once the tournament came to an end, the golfers gathered to enjoy their meal and be awarded prizes for their scores in the tournament.
Lt. Brian Fountain enjoyed the charity of the event and hopes to see even more teams participate in the scramble in coming years.
“We want to raise all we can to provide presents for children in need,” Fountain said, “Every little bit helps.”
The Lebanon Fire Department accepts donations of toys, as well as money for Christmas for All at each of the Lebanon fire stations year round.
The fire department plans to continue to provide Christmas presents for more than 400 children, ranging from infants to 12 year olds, for years to come.