Club to host charity golf tournament
By By ANNA M. LEE Assistant Editor
The Country Club of Brewton will be hosting a Pro-Am golf tournament March 29 to benefit the Dreams of Joy Foundation.
The Foundation was created by Jack Slocum to serve victims of Colitis and Crohn's Disease. Jack's son Heath Slocum -- a PGA professional from Pensacola who recently took home his first professional victory at the Chrysler Classic -- suffers from colitis.
Slocum says about 2,000 people in this area are affected by one of these diseases, and he would like for the Dreams of Joy Foundation to become this area's local chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.
Colitis is an incurable disease that causes ulceration of the colon and must be controlled through diet modification and medication. Crohn's Disease is more severe, affecting part or all of the entire digestive system.
Slocum expects about 18 teams to turn out for the charity tournament at the Country Club of Brewton.
Slocum has become part of the club's family, serving as a teaching professional there.
The tournament will include closest to the pin contests, skins, net and gross scoring, raffle tickets for a set of clubs, and mulligans for sale to raise funds for the foundation.
For information on Colitis or Crohn's, contact the Dreams of Joy Foundation at 850-944-8944; for information on the Pro-Am, contact the Country Club of Brewton at 867-4100.