DuBOIS — The Dave Bish Memorial Golf Event will resume on the DuBois Nation Membership this 12 months, benefiting a ministry that has helped the under-resourced residents and households of Harmons, Jamaica, for greater than 30 years.
The match, set for July 31 at 1 p.m., consists of an 18-hole match spherical, cart, door prize ticket, snacks, lunch and a catered dinner, in response to the 2021 brochure.
Dave Bish, longtime DuBois resident and pastor who based Tri County Church, died unexpectedly in 2016. The primary golf match in his reminiscence was additionally held that 12 months, stated Blair Michael, monetary director of Received by One to Jamaica.
Touring to Harmons greater than 20 instances, Bish had a particular place in his coronary heart for serving to the residents, serving on the WBOTJ board of administrators and writing a lot of his sermons there, stated Michael. There may be additionally now a scholarship given out in his title to a scholar in Jamaica.
Based by DuBois native Henry Shaffer, WBOTJ volunteers have created many sustainable jobs, constructed greater than 1,000 houses and helped greater than 500 households ship their youngsters to highschool, the brochure says. Every year, locals and round 1,000 folks from the U.S. journey to Jamaica to help the folks of Harmons with missing requirements, similar to working water, electrical energy, lack of alternative and extra.
This 12 months’s match will provide some distinctive options, stated Michael, together with a “golf ball cannon,” and $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one, because of the sponsor Good and Associates of DuBois. There are additionally a number of different occasion sponsors, together with the Bish household.
There may be nonetheless room for a couple of extra groups to take part, says Michael. Proceeds profit the WBOTJ group’s sponsorship program, which helps the youngsters and households of Harmons with issues like transportation prices, schooling, faculty uniforms and others. This system at present has 350 youngsters on its sponsorship record.
The ministry has seen its success tales, similar to a girl graduating from faculty with a nursing diploma because of the assist of the sponsorship program, stated Michael.
Those that want extra info or are concerned with sponsoring a gap/collaborating can contact Michael at 814-583-7427 or firstname.lastname@example.org.