Plans are now underway for the 17th annual House of Hope benefit golf tournament.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with volunteer coordinator Christal Milligan:

Christal Milligan

This year’s event will host former MLB and NFL players as guests.  “It’s going to be a celebrity tournament, “said Milligan, “We have former Royals and Chiefs players that will be here.  Every team will be in one hat and  the celebrities in another hat.  We will pull a team name and a celebrity name and that celebrity will be on that team.  It’s chaired this year by Jim Eisenreich who is a former Royals player.  We will have prizes and awards.  We have contests such as the longest drive, longest putt, a Las Vegas hole, and a grand prize hole-in-one.”

The funds raised from the event make the day-to-day operations of the organization possible.  “They will support our program and our victims,” said Milligan, “They’ll be used for things such as transportation and our emergency shelter where we have to provide the food, electricity, and things of that nature.  We average around 30 people or more in our shelter at all times now.  We feed them three meals a day which we are so glad to do, but, of course, that takes funds because there’s no charge for any of the services we do.”

The golf tournament is scheduled for September 12th at the Shirkey Golf Club in Richmond.  Team registrations and hole sponsorships are still being accepted.  More information can be found at the organization’s website.