Bobby G. Elmore Scramble taking place on Saturday

Published 9:00 am Friday, May 31, 2024

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LANETT — A total of 18 four-member teams will be taking part in Saturday’s second annual Bobby G. Elmore Scramble Tournament at the Point University Golf Club. Weather permitting, it will be getting under way at 9 a.m. There will be an opportunity to win prize awards for a hole in one, the longest drive and closest to the pin. The winners will be announced and door prizes will be given away in a clubhouse ceremony immediately following the tournament. It should be taking place around 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The tournament is a benefit for the Bobby G. Elmore Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that seeks to help people in the local area with needs they sometimes struggle to meet by themselves. It was founded by Mr. Elmore’s son Jared. In the past year, the Foundation has built handicap ramps, removed fallen trees from people’s yards, provided some air conditioning systems and washers and dryers for area residents who were having trouble in getting this done.

“We raised $5,000 in last year’s tournament,” Jared said. “We are hoping to be in that range again this year.”

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Jared’s dad died two years ago. The next year Jared started a foundation in his dad’s name. He still calls his dad the best friend he ever had. Anyone who knew Bob Elmore knew what a kind, generous person he was. During his lifetime he helped people who were struggling with their basic needs. While he was running the Sears store on Fob James Drive in Valley, he became well known for getting needed appliances for people who could not afford them. “He probably gave away more items than were paid for,” Jared said. “My dad was my best friend. What better way to honor his memory than to have a foundation named after him.”

In the first few weeks the Foundation became active in 2023, more than $11,000 was raised, almost half of that in the inaugural Bobby G. Elmore tournament. Jared’s church, Hopewell Methodist, has been very helpful in getting the Foundation off to a good start.

For more information about the Bobby G. Elmore Foundation go to its Facebook page or contact Jared Elmore at (706) 590-9042.