Saturday, September 19, 2009

AAB Golf Tournament

The first AAB golf tournament was held yesterday under storm clouds that helped keep temperatures bearable. We are thankful that the rain held off until close to the end of the day, regardless of how bad the clouds got throughout the day. Our first tournament was small, but we are certain that this annual event will grow as Across All Borders does. Even small tournaments can be a success and we are blessed to be able to say that this one was certainly successful. We have many people to thank, but most importantly we are thankful that God brought so much support to AAB through this event and that the lives of children in Guatemala will be touched through us by Him because of the generosity of so many.

Thank you to every person that formed a team and to each person that played in the tournament yesterday. We cannot tell you how much it means to us that you spent more than half of your day with us, supporting the children and families in Guatemala that mean so much to us. Your support and acts of kindness are more appreciated than you know! And congratulations again to each person that won tournament and door prizes!

We received more support for this event from local businesses and individuals than we imagined we would and we thank each one of them for their contributions that made this tournament a success. Please take a moment to learn more about our sponsors....

Thank you to our HOLE SPONSORS:

The Recycling Foundation of Baton Rouge - sponsored 5 holes!!!
Flowers Foods - sponsored 4 holes!!!
Oroweat - sponsored 4 holes!!!
Carter's Supermarket
Cracker Barrel convenience stores
Brunet's Cajun restaurant
Ralph's Supermarket
Raising Cane's
Perfect Platters Catering
Peterbilt of Louisiana
Piggly Wiggly
Times Grill

Thank you to our PRIZE SPONSORS:

Olive Garden
Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
Rave Motion Pictures
LSU Athletic Dept.
Bonefish Grill
Walmart (Zachary, LA)
Beau Rivage
Champps Americana
Greystone Country Club
Edwin Watts
Webb Park
Pelican Point
Walmart (Denham Springs, LA)
Raising Cane's
LeBlanc's Supermarket
Peterbilt of McComb
Copper Mill

Thank you to our FOOD and BEVERAGE SPONSORS:

Frito Lay
Golden Flake
Manda Meats
Flowers Foods
Feliciana Supermarket
Oak Point Supermarket

Thank you to Sonic of Baton Rouge for sponsoring one of our teams.

Thank you to Copper Mill Golf Club for allowing us to hold the tournament on their beautiful course!

Special thanks to Kori Murray, Kelly Turner and Mitch Fontenot for their help yesterday. We could not have done this without you! Thank you for your never ending support!

A personal thank you to my husband and co-founder of AAB....Danny...I'm pretty sure you know this tournament would not have happened without your tireless effort in obtaining sponsors, gathering prizes and donations and the list goes on. Thank you for all you did to make sure this was a success. I love the heart you have for the children of Guatemala, but most importantly, I love YOU!

We will begin planning and organizing the 2nd Annual AAB Golf Tournament in January. Our next tournament will be held in the fall of 2010.

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