Alana Rose Foundation: Hitting Fairways for Families tees off June 11

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Alexalynn Shoultes holds the longest drive contest sponsorship check from Chesapeake Utilities for the Hitting Fairways for Families golf tournament. The June 11 event will support The Alana Rose Foundation in its mission to assist families facing terminal childhood illness.

BERLIN, Md. – A memorial foundation designed by help families facing terminal childhood illness is on course to hit the links.

Hitting Fairways for Families will be staged June 11 at The Bay Club golf course in Berlin, Md.

It is among the fundraisers supporting The Alana Rose Foundation, created in memory of Alana Rose Prettyman, who passed away last December at the age of 15 months, two days.

The daughter of Kyle Prettyman and Alexalynn Shoultes of Frankford, Alana had an extremely rare condition, Leukodystrophy and an unknown variant of non-ketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH).

The Alana Rose Foundation works to provide financial assistance to help with travel, housing and/or living expenses for qualified families, to keep family together during chronic and terminal childhood illness.

“People like to golf,” said Ms. Shoultes. “I thought it would be a good way to get people to come and learn about our foundation and contribute to what we do.”

The tournament will tee off at 8:30 a.m.

In addition to the golf tournament, the event features live music by Taylor Knox, valuable giveaways, a silent auction, free lunch, guest speakers and more.

General admission is $15.

Golfing fees are $80 if ordered by May 15; $100 after that date.

There are also various sponsorship packages, including bronze, gold, platinum, hole, lunch, cart, item and prize sponsor.

Chesapeake Utilities has stepped to the plate as an $800 sponsor of the longest drive contests. The male and female with the longest drive will each receive $400.

Volunteers are needed and the tournament.

Organizers are looking for a few responsible teens that need community service hours to make sure all of the guests are taken care of, and adults to run some of the give-away tables, set up and take down of tables and activities.

Students who volunteer will receive with a volunteer letter to count for community service hours for their schools.

“We hope to get enough volunteers to make sure the event runs efficiently,” said Ms. Shoultes.

Shirt sizes for volunteers are needed for event tee’s. To volunteer or for more information, visit The Alana Rose Foundation website – www.thealanarosefoundation.org – and click on 1st Annual Golf Tournament at The Bay Club under “Events.”

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