Saturday, March 29, 2008

Fayette County Civitan Clubs Host Statewide Golf Event  to Benefit Christian City's Initiative For Developmentally Disabled

The Georgia District Civitans lead by local Fayette County and Line Creek clubs are hosting a golf tournament on Monday, April 7th to benefit Christian City's new initiative to provide housing for developmentally disabled residents.

The event will be held at the Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City. Tee time is 9am and entry fee is $100, which includes lunch catered by Shane's Rib Shack.

Recently, Bob Crutchfield, President/CEO of Christian City was invited to address over 100 Civitan leaders at their annual meeting in Athens to promote the upcoming event and garner support for Christian City's new initiative.

Since 1965, Christian City has been providing homes for abandoned and abused children in a family centered setting in Union City. The construction of a new Children's Village on their campus leaves existing cottages vacant to be retro-fitted for "adults functioning as children".
Line Creek Civitan and Tournament Chair Steve Kiser commented, "On an international level, Civitans are dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities. Georgia District clubs are stepping forward to help Christian City start this new program to provide a safe living environment for those who are cognitively challenged."

He continued, "Christian City will be able to offer not only housing but gainful employment according to each individual's ability...and a built-in sense of community. We expect this tournament to become an annual fundraiser for Christian City's programs for those in this sector."

For more information, or to register for the golf tournament call Steve Kiser at 770-487-4550. For more information on Christian City call 770-703-2636 or access