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Have you been watching all the flood reports from Louisiana and wishing you could do something to help out? Here’s a fundraising avenue you might not have considered: golf.
All 11 sites of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail will be donating money to South Louisiana Flood Relief over the Labor Day weekend. Donations will aid flood victims in Baton Rouge and the area around the city.
Here’s how it will work: From Saturday, September 3, through Monday, September 5, for every round of golf (with green and cart fees paid), the RTJ Golf Trail will donate $10 to the American Red Cross South Louisiana Flood Relief. (You’ll find a complete list of courses at rtjgolf.com; contact your local course to arrange your tee time.)
“Louisiana golfers have played the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail since it opened nearly 25 years ago, and now Louisiana needs our help,” said John Cannon, president of the RTJ Golf Trail.
Besides donating part of the proceeds from rounds of golf, all RTJ courses in Alabama will also collect financial donations for Louisiana flood victims. For those who can’t make it to the trail over the weekend, please visit redcross.org/local/louisiana/flood-information to make a donation.