Inaugural Golf Classic Fundraiser Drives Donations

Friendship Village of South Hills Raises Thousands for The Lifespace Foundation – FVSH 

On one of the final warm fall days in late September, more than 50 residents, team members, family, friends, and vendors at Friendship Village of South Hills participated in the community’s inaugural golf classic fundraiser. 

All proceeds, approximately $8,000, were donated to The Foundation, which supports important programs and initiatives specifically in their community, such as the team member scholarship fund and the resident benevolence fund. 

“I’ve been associated with several golf tournaments, so I knew how to put one together,” said resident Don McCaig, who organized the event at Scenic Valley Golf Course in nearby Peters Township, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

A best-ball, shotgun-style format complemented skilled events like longest drive and closest to the pin competitions. Afterward, a pig roast was held at the course for participants, complete with prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

Don said he is pleased with the event’s initial success, and they hope to grow its participation and impact in the coming years. 

“I’m setting a fundraising goal of $10,000 in 2020,” he added. “It’s low-cost and we have fun – that’s it.”