By: Adrienne B. Levesque
(L-R) Ron Levesque, Jon Stallsmith, and Buddy Hoffman.

Buddy and Jody Hoffman founded Grace Fellowship Church in Tucker in 1983. Their mission was to teach the gospel to nations, neighborhoods and the next generation. They accomplished that mission together for over forty years. They made a tremendous kingdom impact in many U.S. communities and around the world.

Grace is now planted on multiple campuses including Snellville, New Hope, Mon-roe, Marietta, Midtown, Athens, and Washington D.C. Their investment into the next generation is something the Hoffmans kept as their priority until Buddy passed away in February 2017, and one Jody continues today.

The Buddy Hoffman Father’s Day Golf Classic is a fundraising golf tournament that is presented by Fraser Roofing and will take place on Monday, June 18 at Summit Chase Country Club. This event benefits scholarship funds for students in financial need so they may attend camp opportunities through the Grace Family of Churches. The funds raised at this event specifically benefit students in the communities of the campuses in Snellville, New Hope, and Monroe.

“We are working hard to continue Buddy’s legacy of reaching the next generation for Jesus. We are intentionally investing in the lives of young people,” says Ron Levesque tournament Chairman, “It’s important to us that all tournament proceeds are dedicated to sending kids to camp. Our generous community sponsors, tournament players, and donors make it possible for hundreds of students to hear the good news of Jesus each year.”

This fun event offers the opportunity for families to continue their Father’s Day celebration on the golf course. As Buddy said, “Golf is one of the few sports Fathers, Sons and even Grandsons can enjoy together. The memories and lessons learned to shape a child’s life. When a great sport, a great tradition, and a great cause come together, you have a trifecta too good to pass up.” This tournament has become a tradition for many families and included men, women, and juniors among the field of participants.

The presenting sponsor, Fraser Roofing, is owned by Dominick Fra-ser who tells, “We began attending Grace Snellville a few years ago and registered to play in the tournament. Our involvement has grown each year, and we are honored to be the presenting sponsor this year.”

The day of fun on the golf course will begin with registration and Chick-fil-A breakfast at 7:30 am. Live music will be provided during warm up. The tournament will shot-gun start at 9:00 am with putting, long drive, chipping, and close-up contests on the course. Lunch from Foggy Bottom BBQ will be served during the round. Play will be followed by a dessert buffet featuring ice cream sundaes from Bruster’s Grayson and home-baked goods from New Hope. The presentation of awards, raffle, and our popular silent and live auctions will accompany dessert.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Donations for the silent auction and raffle are being accepted. Those interested in volunteering are welcome! For more details, please visit gfc.tv/golf or email golf@gfc.tv. 

Published: 2018-04-17 01:40