OCEAN CITY- The 5th Annual Sammy Wilkinson Memorial Golf Tournament, an annual fundraiser held in honor of a young Ocean City boy who tragically died after falling through the ice at Northside Park several years ago, is set for July 31 at the Newport Bay course of the Ocean City Golf Club in South Point.
The Sammy Wilkinson Memorial Foundation was created as part of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) worldwide initiative to lend a hand to countries around the world that are unable to provide quality sports programs for children. All funds raised through the Sammy Wilkinson Memorial fund are earmarked for the Game On! Youth Sports initiative and the Global Gear Drive program.
The tournament slated for July 31 is just one of many fundraising events throughout the year and one of the most popular. It is paired with the annual “Jam for Sam” benefit held later in the evening at Seacrets, with all the proceeds going to the foundation.
The golf tournament costs $600 per foursome and includes four tickets to the Jam for Sam benefit along with various gifts and prizes for the golfers. It will be played in a scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin, best outfit and oldest set of golf clubs. For more information, visit the website at www.sammyfoundation.org or contact the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.