To register for the 15th Annual Norman's Landing Charity Golf Classic, go online at www.normanslanding.com/events.html. For more information, contact Bill Norman or Kim Vogel at (770) 886-0100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A popular charity golf tournament will celebrate its 15th year in a few weeks.
The Norman's Landing Charity Golf Classic, benefitting United Way of Forsyth County, is set for May 16 at Polo Golf & Country Club.
Bill Norman, owner of Norman's Landing restaurant, said while participation in fundraisers has suffered with the economy in recent years, he's aiming for high numbers.
"Hopefully, we'll have a good turnout for our 15th year," he said. "We're hoping for at least 100 people."
Norman has raised more than $1 million since 1995 for various local charities through efforts like the golf tournament.
"Nearly $400,000 of that $1 million has gone to the United Way because that's my favorite charity," he said.
The tournament has raised as much as $32,000 in previous years, though the 2010 event brought in $16,000.
Ruth Goode, executive director of United Way of Forsyth County, said she is pleased to have Norman's continued support.
"He's been a longtime partner and stuck by us," she said. "He's raised very close to $370,000 for us and that's very, very big for us."
This year's tournament will begin with registration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon.
Besides golf, Norman said those attending can also enjoy silent auctions and raffles.
"We've got a lot of great prizes for the silent auction and raffles like a trip to our house in Costa Rica and a flat screen TV," he said.
In addition, Billy Howell Ford will offer a free vehicle to anyone making a hole-in-one on a specific hole.
Norman's Landing will provide lunch and dinner.
"We'll have burgers and dogs for lunch, and our great ribs for dinner," Norman said.
Added Goode: "It's the best golf tournament with the best food. You don't go away hungry."