Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record

An annual fundraiser event for an organization known for lending a helping hand to our community and around the country is on tap for this summer.

The American Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas will hold its “Swing Red Golf Tournament” at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at Sunset Grove Country Club, which is located at 2900 W. Sunset Drive in Orange. The annual event provides much needed funds for the organization to continue its mission of providing assistance to those in need when following a disaster.

The cost is $325 for a team of four and, if the team is interested in a hole sponsorship, the cost would be $400.

A variety of other sponsorship opportunities are available as well, including the Swing Platinum sponsorship. The cost is $3,000 and the sponsor receives recognition in all media releases, listing of name on the sponsor board, a banner, two hole signs and entry for two teams of four players for the tournament.

The Swing Gold sponsorship package costs $2,000 and includes listing in all media releases, inclusion of name on the sponsor board, two hole signs and entry for two teams for  four players for the tournament.

The Swing Silver package is available for $1,000 and includes being listed on the sponsor board, one hole sign and entry for one team of four players in the tournament.

Also available are the Rest Stop sponsorships, which cost $500 and includes the listing of a business, individual or honoree on a sign at either a tee box or a hole on the course.

Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each and is available to businesses, individuals or honorees. These signs will also be posted either at a tee box or a hole on the course.

Sabine River Ford in Orange will once again be the title sponsor for this year’s “Swing Red Golf Tournament.”

The annual golf tournament is a major event for the American Red Cross and this year’s fundraiser is especially important as a large amount of the region, as well as Texas, was affected by severe floods which impacted thousands of people. This includes the floods earlier this year along the Sabine River which affected residents in Deweyville and in Orange County as well.

For more information on this year’s “Swing Red Golf Tournament,” contact Kari Fenner by e-mail at or by calling 409-782-9121. You may also contact the American Red Cross office in Orange by calling 409-883-2322.