Plantation Lakes golf course hosts charity for Howard T Ennis School

 

MILLSBORO, Del.- Nearly 30 teams of golfers hit the links Sunday morning at the Plantation Lakes Golf Course in Millsboro, with the goal of raising 10,000 dollars for Howard T. Ennis School for special needs children.

Many of the students helped to volunteer taking donations and selling T-shirts for the golfers, and they had a blast doing it.

“My favorite part was everything,” said Rose, a student volunteer at the event.

The event also paid tribute to the school’s former principal-Chris Perfetti, her sister Heather, spoke at the event, letting volunteers know they would be helping to carry on her life’s work.

“It feels amazing and [Chris] I know is shining down upon them and us and she would be so pleased to see them and the students so involved,” Heather said.

The event featured a silent auction and giveaways, as well as a chance to win up to 5,000 dollars if volunteers could score a hole in one on the 4th hole of the course.

Event organizer, teacher, and parent of one of the children at the event Chris Budesheim says they were thrilled with the turnout.

“We have people from all over the community we have teachers from other schools and different businesses that not only sponsored but all came out to be a part of this great day,” he said.

Budesheim says the event began last year after he and his son began golfing together at the course, and saw how engaged and accomodating the staff and course were.

“We got so much support from them and now we are all in,” he said. And while not all students were able to come out, they still found a way to participate; helping to paint the golf bags for participants. The bags feature a sunflower, one of Chris Perfetti’s favorite motifs.

Budesheim tells us as a parent and educator of these students, he gets to see firsthand how special they are, and through events like these, the community got to see it too.

“they are getting a chance to understand what our programs are about the opportunity to meet some of our kids today and learn what kids can do,” he said.

He tells us they already have their next golf outing in the works, with a date planned for this December.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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