|On Saturday, April 1, 2017, we will host the 4th annual Kirsten McDonald Memorial Charity Golf Tournament at the
Morehead City Country Club. The goal of the tournament is to create a sustainable memorial to honor Kirsten’s life
and to support deserving youth in Carteret County. One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised by the
tournament will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina.
As you may know, Kirsten lost her life in a tragic automobile accident on March 6, 2012, exactly one month shy of her
21st birthday. Kirsten always had a beautiful, bright smile on her face. Her strong, loving personality and her passion
for others – regardless of their background, education, or color of their skin – radiated from within her heart and soul.
Kirsten had the capacity to see beyond others’ social and economic circumstances; instead, she chose to focus on
their inherent goodness.
Kirsten’s spirit is well reflected by this quotation:
"To laugh often and much,
to appreciate beauty,
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better;
to know even one life
has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.”
We sincerely hope this tournament will advance the work of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina. If you are
unfamiliar with the work of this worthwhile organization, we encourage you to visit their website (Boys and Girls Club). If
you are unable to participate in this event, we encourage you to make your local Boys and Girls Club one
of your favorite charities!
Our goals for the tournament include:
- Raise a minimum of $30,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina. Proceeds will provide full
scholarships to the Club’s summer program for underprivileged youth.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina operates four club sites located in Beaufort, Morehead City, Havelock and
New Bern. As reported in their 2015 Annual Report, the combined sites enabled the clubs to reach more than 850
youth (6-18 year olds) each year. An additional 300 youth were served through community outreach. On any given
day more than 300 children are involved in their programs with a vast majority spending approximately 3.5 hours each
day at the Club. A snapshot of those children is as follows:
- 45% live in single parent households
The Boys & Girls Clubs Mission is to “Inspire and enable all young
people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full
potential as caring, responsible and productive citizens.”
The Clubs have three Priority Outcomes that guide the implementation of Club Programs:
Thank you very much for you willingness to consider supporting and sponsoring this event in any way!
Amy Adams McDonald Colin McDonald Mark McDonald
Tucker McDonald Kylie McDonald Walker McDonald