The Duncan Banner

September 17, 2013

Leadership Duncan to host benefit for Women’s Haven

Derrick Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Playing golf could help provide Women’s Haven with the funds needed for a $10,000 matching grant.

Leadership Duncan Class XVII will host a golf tournament at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club. Each class chooses a class project that helps benefit the community. LD Class XVII had many options to consider during the course of their nine months, but ultimately picked Women’s Haven to be the benefactor of its fundraising efforts.

The Rev. Bryan Pain, who is a member of Class XVII, said the class members had discussed what the project would be before all agreed Women’s Haven’s need was among the most significant in the Duncan/Stephens County community.

Pain said the goal is to raise funds to help Women’s Haven meet the existing matching grant available to the United Way agency. Since Women’s Haven is a non-profit agency, he said the organization could use all the financial help available, whether from a grant or from community donations.

“We saw the need of the organization,” Pain said. “We’re trying to respond to it.”

Although the event is less than two weeks away, Pain said there are still openings for teams to compete, while helping a good cause.  If there are individuals wanting to compete but don’t have a team, Pain said places on existing teams can be found to allow those people to participate.

Those wanting to register for the event can call the Rev. Anita Slovak at 580-251-0276.

“Every one of us knows the value of Women’s Haven,” Pain said. “We were glad to get on board.”