Baby Basic tournament draws 17 teams
The fourth annual Baby Basic Golf Tournament was held Friday, Aug. 15, at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila with 17 teams participating in the three man scramble.
The tournament, sponsored by Brandi and Bob Hurst, is a benefit providing diapers to help working families who are on fixed incomes.
Mrs. Hurst became aware of the organization when her parents met one of the national leaders in Florida. She decided providing this type of help to working families was something beneficial to Northeast Arkansas. Baby Basics of NEA is a non-profit organization and is the only diaper bank in Arkansas. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the tournament go to purchase diapers. Everyone volunteers their time.
"I can't express my appreciation enough to the board, my family, friends and our sponsors for their support," Mrs. Hurst said. "They make the tournament successful. We have people of all ages participate in the golf tournament."
Anyone who needs a helping hand with diapers in the Northeast Arkansas area can contact Mrs. Hurst at 870-930-0040. She said it is an easy process. She will send an application by mail and will keep in touch if the family qualifies. The distribution takes place once a month in Leachville on the third Sunday.
"We have a waiting list but the list changes often," Mrs. Hurst said. "We are hoping we will be able to help even more people this year. We serve the Buffalo Island area."
Winners of the tournament were: Championship flight -- first place, Kris Seyler, Billy Gathright and Morgan Walling; second place, Cory Craine, Barry McGee and Michael Turley; third place -- Bob Hurst, Matt Baker and Billy Sexton. A-Flight - first place, Mike Zielinski, Tom Zielinski and Jace Elkins; second place, Rhett Butler, Brad Henderson and Brian Ellis; third place, Blake Carr, Dillon Burrow and Joel Burrow.