09-29-10-falcon.gifFor the past eight years the Fayetteville Area Hospitality Association has sponsored a charity golf tournament benefi tting an organization in the com-munity. At 9 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Cypress Lakes Golf Course in Hope Mills, the FAHA is hosting the 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefi t Falcon Children’s Home.

Sign up as an individual for $75 or as a team (four players per team) for $300. The team registration fee includes sponsorship of one hole. The game format is Captain’s Choice and includes mulligans. The fun begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.

The FAHA is made up of organizations through-out the community that strives to serve its members, its customers, its associates and the community. The Fayetteville Area Hospitality Association is a nonprofi t organization of committed businesses promoting tour-ism, social welfare and quality of life by improving the quality and variety of food, lodging and recreational areas for travelers and local residents in the Fayetteville area of North Carolina.”09-29-10-falcon-golf.gif

Falcon Children’s Home is just a short drive up I-95, and has been changing the lives of children for more than 100 years. The home was founded in 1909 as a small fa-cility designed to take care of children in the community. In 1909, there were two children who entered the doors. They wouldn’t recognize the home today.

The campus has grown to almost 300 acres of property with eight cottages/halls, athletic fields, gymna-sium, large swimming pool, activity building (containing several classrooms, computer lab, library, skating rink and movie theater), administrative offi ces, lake and camping area, chapel and a central dining facility.

Falcon Children’s Home is a ministry of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Those working at the home take great pride in their Chris-tian ministry and strive to serve the mind, body, spirit and soul of each and every child that comes through the doors.

Falcon offers several programs and approaches to help make kids in their care successful and happy, with pathways like independent living, on campus individual and family counseling, campus chaplain, recreation and activities, visiting resource program and after-school academic enrichment.

Funds received from the golf tournament will be used for the Mothers and Babies program.

“We are redoing one of the cottages that is going to house the mothers and babies,” said Marketing and Public Relations Director for Falcon Children’s home Michelle Williams. “We are unable to take the mom’s while they are pregnant. Once their babies are born, we take children from birth up. Since so many of the mom’s are teens we are able to take them in and their babies as well.

”Once the moms and babies are at Falcon Children’s home they stay together in the cottage.

“We make sure that the mom continues her education and we provide daycare for the babies so that she is able to do that,” said Williams. “We also help the moms with employ-ment and we work with them to teach them how to be good moms. This is really a great, great things for us to benefit from this charity.”

Lunch is included in the price and will be served after the tournament. For more information or to preregister, call Pamela Sise or Lisa Web-ster at 868-9005.

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