HOLTVILLE – The Barbara Worth Resort amd Country Club hosted the 1st annual All Valley Law Enforcement Golf Tournament on Saturday in order to raise money for some local charities of the Imperial Valley.
The four charities that will receive the proceeds were the Betty Jo McNeece Receiving Home, the IV Animal Shelter, Women Haven, and Friends of the Library/Literacy Program in Holtville.
Â All 40 competitors paid a $95 entrance fee, meaning several thousand dollars will be donated to the always low coffers of these charities.
The competitors were mostly law enforcement members both active and retired from around the valley.Â Players had to play the whole course with trophies waiting at the end of the day for the winners as well as lunch provided by the country club and raffle prizes.
For Roger Carpenter, the organizer of the tournament alongside the country club owners, it is important to get these charities the funding they need through community efforts like the tournament.
â€œThe whole thing is based on bringing money back to the county charities that really need it,â€ said Carpenter, â€œIn order to support these charities we need to do events like this in order to show them that we care and to keep them open.â€