Dust off your golf clubs, because the time has come again for the annual Forsyth BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) Golf Tournament.
Now in its seventh year, the annual tournament is hosted by The Morrow Community Foundation and has become one of the premier charity events in the county, regularly raising thousands of dollars to fund new technology and computers for students in need.
This year the tournament will be held on May 6, at the Polo Golf & Country Club in south Forsyth and offers a breakfast, coffee and Bloody Mary bar before the tee off, snacks and drinks during play, and a full barbecue buffet at the tournament’s end, with a raffle, silent auction and awards wrapping up the day.
In early 2019, Peggie and Jim Morrow of the Morrow Community Foundation announced that between their yearly golf tournament and iRun race, the charity had raised more than $300,000 in total donations over its lifetime.
On Wednesday, Peggie Morrow said that they are excited to have another year to fundraise with such a fun and well attended event.
“Jim and I are so happy to be able to help these students,” Morrow said. “It’s a lot of work putting on fundraising events, but we have some amazing and generous sponsors that help us help the students.”
After the 2018 tournament, the Morrows said that a record 136 golfers participated. This year, they expect a similarly large turnout and even more fun.
“Not only is it a great day of golf and fellowship and fun, but we have the opportunity to educate others about the need to provide students in Forsyth County devices and internet connection at home,” Morrow said. “We cannot be successful in business without technology, and students cannot be successful in school without access to technology.”
Registration for this event is now open, so interested golfers can register as an individual or as a foursome by visiting Forsyth BYOT online at www.forsythbyotbenefit.org.