The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is seeking volunteers to work at special events. Those who complete 30 hours this year will receive an official volunteer ID with admission privileges for Charleston County parks and other attractions.
Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sea Island Habitat for Humanity annual charity golf tournament is Sept. 16 at the par-72 Cassique course on Kiawah Island. There will be prizes for overall score, closest to the pin, a putting contest, a $40,000 hole-in-one challenge and a reception following the tournament. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon. A reception and awards ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event help fund one house for a local family. Tickets are $350 and include a tee gift, boxed lunch, golf, cart and reception after the day’s outing. For questions or to register, contact Leanne Veach at 843-768-0998, ext. 112, or email email@example.com.
The Kiawah Island Community Association has unveiled a new community partnership program known as Kiawah Cares. The program’s goal is to create a platform from which Kiawah members can partner with community organizations and businesses on Johns and Wadmalaw islands.
Initiatives include member involvement with local nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and farming communities. So far this year, Kiawah Cares has partnered with the Carolina Green Fair, Communities in Schools, Convoy of Hope, Habitat for Humanity and Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach.
Heading up the Kiawah Cares initiative is Jimmy Bailey, the new Kiawah Island Community Association COO. Bailey is the former head of Daniel Island Property Owners Association and the Daniel Island Community Fund.
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is seeking volunteers to work at park special events. Those who complete 30 hours this year will get an official volunteer ID with park admission privileges.
Volunteers are being recruited for a variety of events, including:
Volunteer duties range based on needs, but can include:
Volunteers are not required to fulfill a minimum number of hours. Those individuals serving more than 30 hours by the end of December will receive a PRC Volunteer ID, which is good for one calendar year. The Volunteer ID allow the recipient and one other person general admission into Charleston County parks. The pass also allows the recipient and a guest free admission into other select Charleston attractions.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a national effort aimed at bringing attention to the need for more support for childhood cancer research. Locally, Chase After a Cure is hosting events this month to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.
The Chase After a Cure Golf Tournament is Sept. 24 at Patriots Point Links in Mount Pleasant. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided by 17 North Roadside Kitchen. Shotgun start for this captain’s choice tournament is 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners. Cost is $100 per person or $375 for a group of four.
Hole Lot of Fun is 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at Blackbeard’s Cove, 3255 Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant. There will be unlimited golf, go-karts, jump castles, a climbing wall and arcade games. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Food and beverages will be available.
The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation organized the second annual Hydrocephalus Awareness Day in Washington, D.C. The Aug. 24 event drew families from across the country, including a local family battling on behalf of their young daughter.
Amanda Pierce, of Huger, and her two children, including 2-year-old Ava, who has hydrocephalus, drove to Washington, D.C., and joined 20 families from 14 states in meeting with their elected representatives.
Hydrocephalus is a condition where excessive fluid gathers in the brain, abnormally widening spaces and placing potentially harmful pressure on brain tissues. Due to lack of advancements in treatment, many affected individuals are left unable to lead full and productive lives.
The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, educates the community by creating awareness about hydrocephalus. The organization, with 26 state chapters, provides support to families, friends and children affected by this incurable brain condition.