Savannah Golf Championship Announces Outrun Hunger Fore Kids Cafe by Nancy and Ken Larsen
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
The Savannah Golf Championship announced the Outrun Hunger Fore Kids Cafe as a new initiative for the 2020 event. The race, which is open to runners, walkers and participants of all ages, is scheduled for Saturday, March 28. All net proceeds from the event will benefit the Kids Cafe program at Second Harvest.
The race was made possible through the generous support of residents at The Landings, Nancy and Ken Larsen. Both Nancy and Ken have been longtime supporters of the Kids Cafe program at Second Harvest and continue to give back to the Savannah community. Registration for the event is now open and more information can be found here.
The Outrun Hunger Fore Kids Cafe will begin at 10:00 a.m. Runners will begin at the Deer Creek Clubhouse and finish at the famous Schooner Cove, located on the course’s short par-4 fifth. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate and enjoy the race before the Savannah Golf Championship begins tournament play on Thursday, April 2.
“We are extremely pleased to introduce the Outrun Hunger Fore Kids Cafe made possible by Nancy and Ken Larsen as the first official 5K of the Savannah Golf Championship,” said Tournament Director Cheyenne Overby. “The Larsen’s are a crucial part of the Savannah community and we look forward to providing fans a chance to give back with their support.”
“The partnership between Savannah Golf Championship, Nancy & Ken Larsen and Kids Cafe to host the Outrun Hunger 5K will help to ensure that kids in our community go to bed daily with a nutritious meal”, said Mary Jane Crouch, Executive Director Second Harvest. “This family friendly event will enable Second Harvest Food Bank to provide quality nutrition throughout the year to children which is essential to their health, development and school performance. This year’s 5K is limited to 300 participants, so we encourage you to register today and help us continue to fight against childhood hunger in Savannah.”
The Outrun Hunger Fore Kids Cafe is one of many new initiatives for the 2020 Savannah Golf Championship. In addition to the race, the tournament has introduced several enhancements for this year’s event, including:
Schooner Cove Suites presented by Publix – a brand new venue on the most exciting and unique hole at the tournament. The venue will provide access to a suite with outdoor and indoor seating. Daily tickets, which include two drinks and ‘Tailgate Bites provided by Publix,’ will be available when tickets go on sale January 22.
The new Savannah Golf Championship website. The site features an upgraded platform designed to help enhance fan experience.
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