Croquet Classic features tournament, silent auction and gourmet luncheon
Annual event set for April 26
at LSUS and Fox Creek Farms
For release: April 15, 2008
Community Renewal International swings the mallet April 26 on its annual Croquet Classic fundraiser, one of our primary fundraising events of the year. Money raised at the event helps Community Renewal in its mission to restore caring communities, renew lives by rebuilding caring relationships and turn impoverished neighborhoods into havens of hope.
The Croquet Classic is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, on the lawns of the LSUS campus. Players in the championship round will compete at Fox Creek Farms, also site of a seated gourmet lunch and a silent auction. The noon lunch and silent auction will be indoors at Fox Creek Farms, located at 11958 Ellerbe Road.
The silent auction will feature many exciting items, including a week at a condo in Crested Butte, Colo., an autographed caddy's bib from pro golfer David Toms, a beautiful denim jacket autographed by Brooks & Dunn, as well as golf packages, gift certificates at some of Shreveport's favorite restaurants, original oil paintings and much more.
There is also a raffle for a beautiful sterling silver and 18kt yellow gold Judith Ripka bracelet valued at $1,800 and donated by Sid Potts. Raffle tickets are $5 each and may be purchased now at the Community Renewal office. Call 318-425-3222 for more information.
A fun event for all skill levels, the Croquet Classic offers many avenues for support. Registration to play is $250 for a two-person team, including the gourmet meal. Players are asked to come dressed in white, a croquet tradition. Spectators are welcome to watch, free of charge.
Admission for the luncheon at Fox Creek Farms is $20, which includes the meal and the chance to place bids at the silent auction.
The Croquet Classic is sponsored by the Women of Community Renewal, a volunteer group which also sponsors and assists with other events during the year. Judy Chidlow is president of the Women of Community Renewal; Kathy Charley is chairman of the 2008 Croquet Classic.
Honorary co-chairs for this year's Croquet Classic are Kay and Joe Paine. He is president and chief executive officer of CHRISTUS Schumpert.
AMGEN and Chase Bank are the Golden Mallet event sponsors. Special thanks to the many other sponsors who make the Croquet Classic possible and to David and Margaret Myatt for donating the use of Fox Creek Farms.
If you want to get involved or have any questions about this fun event, call Community Renewal at (318) 425-3222.
Community Renewal International is a nonprofit effort to restore safe and healthy communities through caring relationships. Founded in 1994, Community Renewal reaches at-risk youth through Friendship Houses built in impoverished neighborhoods, strengthens education through the Adult Renewal Academy, partners with The Fuller Center for Housing and connects caring partners who turn their neighborhoods into safe havens of friendship and support.
Contact: David Westerfield, director of communications