Two Prolific Golfers. Two Outstanding Nonprofit Organizations. One Common Mission. To Prevent Child Abuse in the Golden Isles.
Held at the prestigious Frederica Golf Club, the Pinwheel Cup, scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2021, will bring together golf enthusiasts, community and business leaders, and PGA TOUR professionals in a friendly Ryder Cup style competition for a world-class golf experience to prevent child abuse in the Golden Isles!
Davis Love III and Harris English will serve as Honorary Team Captains of the inaugural Pinwheel Cup benefiting Safe Harbor Children’s Center and Coastal Coalition for Children.
“We’re thrilled to have the support of two of our local PGA Tour professionals, Davis Love III and Harris English, for this incredible event,” said Michael Kaufman, event chairman of The Pinwheel Cup. “To have a two-time U.S. Ryder Cup captain and the winner of the 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions as Honorary Captains for the first annual Pinwheel Cup will help make this an extremely unique and special tournament for many years to come.”
The Pinwheel Cup will boast two teams of 18 golf pairings, representing Safe Harbor Children’s Center and Coastal Coalition for Children. Each twosome will be paired against a twosome from the opposing team to complete head-to-head in an 18-hole handicapped match. The front 9-holes will be a best ball format worth 1 point, the back 9-holes will be a modified alternate shot format worth 1 point, and the entire 18-hole match is worth 1 additional point. Team scores will be calculated as the sum of its twosome’s individual points. The winning organization will retain the Pinwheel Cup Trophy until the following year’s tournament and will also take home additional prize money for its organization.
“I am so pleased that two nonprofit organizations like Coastal Coalition for Children and Safe Harbor can come together and collaborate in a fundraising effort like the Pinwheel Cup with the same goal in mind; to prevent child abuse and neglect in our community,” said Cathy Willis Spraetz, Executive Director for Coastal Coalition for Children.
Aptly named after the national symbol for child abuse prevention, The Pinwheel Cup will support a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to break the cycle of child abuse among our communities most vulnerable.
Over the past year, both organizations have seen tremendous difficulties in the community because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Families are experiencing heightened levels of vulnerability, from fears of illness, loss of employment, to financial challenges. For many in our community, these stressors are leading to a breakdown of the family unit often resulting in higher incidence of child abuse, neglect, and homelessness.
“Without a doubt, the Pinwheel Cup holds promise to help change lives of abused, neglected, and at-risk children and youth throughout Coastal Georgia,” said Leslie Hartman, Executive Director of Safe Harbor Children’s Center. “The Pinwheel Cup brings an enhanced capacity to inspire and involve a broad spectrum of individuals and small to large companies in supporting life-changing programs and services. In addition to meeting the objectives of both public service and corporate responsibility, this unique event provides an excellent means to show appreciation to current clients, entertain potential customers, and reward valued employees while enjoying a world-class golfing experience.”
For to learn more about the Pinwheel Cup, CLICK HERE, or call Keith Fenton, Director of Development Safe Harbor Children’s Center at 912-267-6000.