Golf tournaments are known for bringing together individuals who share a passion for the sport. However, when a golf tournament combines the love of the game with a charitable cause, it creates an event that not only showcases talent but also uplifts the community. The Dunwoody Rotary Club's Charity Golf Tournament is a shining example of such an event, where golf enthusiasts from all walks of life come together to make a difference.  

The Dunwoody Rotary Club, known for its commitment to service, held their second annual FORE! The Memories charity golf tournament on May 15, 2023. The Dunwoody Rotary Club's Charity Golf Tournament attracts golfers of all skill levels, creating a diverse and vibrant golfing community. This year more than 100 people gathered at St. Marlo Country Club for the tournament.  


Dunwoody Rotary Golf Tournament Table

With a strong belief in the power of community involvement, the tournament aims to raise funds for Georgia based charitable organizations and club-based projects. The Dunwoody Rotary Club focuses on supporting causes related to education, healthcare, hunger alleviation, and other critical community needs.  


This year’s event raised more than $40,000. Of the money raised, $25,000 was donated to the Georgia Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day program. This program’s name refers to the longest day of the year, June 21, 2023, also the day of the most light. People from across the world come together on this day to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s. The remainder of the funds will be used to support Rotary projects such as United Services Organizations, Dresden Book Drive, Backpack Buddies, Special Olympics, Dunwoody Police, Spruill Center for the Arts, and Harvest Food Box for Kingsley Elementary School.

Dunwoody Rotary Golf Tournament Lunch with Speaker

The success of the tournament is largely due to the generous support of local sponsors. Local businesses and organizations rally behind the event, recognizing the opportunity to contribute to the betterment of the community. These sponsorships provide financial backing, which allows the Dunwoody Rotary Club to maximize their charitable impact and make a substantial difference in the lives of those in need. Special thanks to sponsors Ashford Financial, Law Offices of Villard Bastien, and Discover Dunwoody.  


Check out what our Director of Marketing, Mark Galvin, had to say about this event: 

“I had an incredible experience at the Rotary Club of Dunwoody's golf tournament, Fore! The Memories. Playing alongside my guests from Chick-fil-A and AECOM made the day even more enjoyable. The event was exceptionally well done and organized, leaving no room for disappointment. It was heartening to know that our participation was helping the Alzheimer's Association and their important cause. Overall, the tournament was a fantastic blend of camaraderie, competitive spirit, and charitable support, making it a memorable day on the golf course.” 

While the primary goal of the tournament is to raise funds for charity, the event also offers participants an enjoyable and competitive experience. The tournament format typically involves a friendly yet spirited golf competition, providing an ideal environment for participants to showcase their skills and engage in healthy competition. Spectators come out to support the players, cheer for their favorites, and contribute to the charitable cause through various means. The tournament becomes a platform for dialogue, networking, and fostering connections among like-minded individuals, all united in their commitment to making a positive impact on the community. 


Dunwoody Rotary Golf Tournament People Posing

The Dunwoody Rotary Club's Charity Golf Tournament stands as a shining example of combining passion for a sport with a commitment to community service. By uniting golf enthusiasts, engaging sponsors, and involving the local community, the tournament has successfully raised funds for a range of charitable causes. Beyond the tournament, the event fosters a spirit of giving and encourages individuals to continue making a difference in their community. Dunwoody once again proves that they show up and show out for their community. 


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