Ravens Roost keeps its golf game go­ing

Cecil Whig - - OBITUARIES - By JANE BELLMYER jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

RIS­ING SUN — Ravens Roost 119 is go­ing to need help this year, to help those in need in the com­mu­nity.

The com­mu­nity ser­vice club formed around the Bal­ti­more Ravens foot­ball team usu­ally holds sev­eral fundrais­ers and par­tic­i­pates in Ris­ing Sun’s SunFest to raise the funds needed for the three Ris­ing Sun schools and to pro­vide Christ­mas for needy fam­i­lies.

Jimmy Gib­ney, spokesman for the Roost, said be­cause of the pan­demic just about ev­ery fundraiser has been lost. How­ever they con­tinue to serve with the funds they have.

“We talked to the schools and asked what they need now and they said they need to help fam­i­lies gain in­ter­net ac­cess,” Gib­ney said. So the Roost upped its do­na­tion to Ris­ing Sun Mid­dle School from $300 to $500. They still plan to make two $500 schol­ar­ships avail­able to Ris­ing Sun High School as well. This year the group added a do­na­tion to the Dolly Par­ton Imag­i­na­tion Li­brary.

But it’s the Break­fast With Santa that Raven’s Roost 119 is strug­gling over and try­ing to de­cide how to pro­ceed.

“We get a list of kids and fam­i­lies from Ris­ing Sun, Calvert and Conowingo Ele­men­tary Schools. We in­vite them to break­fast. Each child gets a gift,” Gib­ney said. That gift is hand se­lected, with each club mem­ber tak­ing a name for which to shop. “And each fam­ily takes home a bas­ket of food, ev­ery­thing for a Christ­mas din­ner.”

With the COVID-19 pan­demic still hav­ing a stran­gle­hold on events and ac­tiv­i­ties the club has to fig­ure out how to help.

“This year we’re not sure how this is go­ing to work out,” he said. “Pos­si­bly a drive-through Santa, ei­ther at the Ris­ing Sun Amer­i­can Le­gion or at Ris­ing Sun Fire Com­pany.”

One fundraiser that can con­tinue is the an­nual golf tour­na­ment, now set for Oct. 9 at Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Golf Club in Ris­ing Sun. Roost mem­bers are work­ing on get­ting four­somes signed up to play, sponsors for the holes on the course, and do­na­tions for prizes.

A sin­gle hole spon­sor­ship is $60 and gets a sign at the hole. Any in­di­vid­ual or busi­ness want­ing two signs can donate $100 and get a pair of 18-by-24-inch signs along the course.

To play the cost is $90 per per­son, which in­cludes greens fees, a cart and re­fresh­ments. The dead­line is Oct. 2.

Gib­ney said over the past 10 tour­na­ments area restau­rants have al­ways been gen­er­ous, giv­ing gift cer­tifi­cates for prizes.

“But we know be­cause of COVID they have been strug­gling so we went to th­ese restau­rants and we bought the cards. We want them to know we sup­port you,” Gib­ney said.

To get more in­for­ma­tion on play­ing in the tour­na­ment, be­ing a spon­sor or mak­ing a do­na­tion call Terry Craig at 443-350-5837 or go to raven­sroost119.com.

Ravens Roost 119 is hop­ing the com­mu­nity will sup­port their ef­forts to help the chil­dren in the com­mu­nity.

“I don’t care who your fa­vorite team is or if you even like foot­ball,” Gib­ney said. “This is where the money goes.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.