Mariner’s Bethel UMC/CRASH Youth Ministry golf tourney supports The Hope Center

BETHANY BEACH – Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church and CRASH Youth Ministry are sponsoring a golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Salt Pond Golf Course in Bethany Beach.

Community support from the last golf tournament helped raise the $40,000 that was needed to operate 1st State Work Camp, a week-long camp with over 850 teenage and adult volunteers who worked on over 80 homes of disadvantaged resident’s in our community.

Sponsorship and support of the 2017 golf tournament will help raise funds for the next project: The Hope Center, a 13,000-square foot multipurpose ecumenical facility. Money raised will go toward the $400,000 needed to begin construction of The Hope Center in the spring of 2018.

This building will provide a greater impact to our community as “all people deserve hope.” What is the need for The Hope Center?

  • To help at risk youth in our community through mentoring and tutoring;
  • After-school Enrichment Program;
  • Providing a much-needed Recovery Ministry;
  • Offering sports based camps and league opportunities;
  • GED classes, resume training, and other classes on life skills;
  • Housing for future 1st State Work Camps;
  • Expansion of Feed My Sheep food ministry;
  • Expanding the outreach of existing ministries.

The Aug. 26 tournament begins with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Arrival opens at 7:30 a.m.

Cost is $75 which includes golf, cart, continental breakfast and lunch.

The success of this event is dependent upon having prizes for the golfers who participate. Donation are sought and welcome.

Golf merchandise or gift certificates will become a part of the silent auction. Arrangements for pick-up can be made.

For more information, contact Bob Adams (541-4773 or; Jim Klinedinst (745-3029 or; or Chris Chapdelaine (542-9011 or

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