EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services will host its annual Families FORE Kids Golf Tournament & Banquet on June 25, 2018, at The Royal Club.
“It’s an easy golf tournament to just have fun,” said Families FORE Kids committee member Dan Bur.
The tournament offers a place for skilled and competitive golfers to shine, as this will be the second year of a traveling trophy for best the best four-person team.
But Bur also joked it’s a great tourney for golfers who just want to have fun. He called the event a great day of golfing with friends. He noted that even though he and his friends are not serious golfers, it ends up being a lot of fun.
Bur also said he enjoys the various games played during the course of the event, and he joked he can always use a mulligan, which is one of the perks offered during the tourney.
The annual dinner following the day of golf will feature a great speaker, which is typically Bur’s favorite part, and then there’s a silent auction and fund-a-need.
“Come on out and have fun and give to a good cause,” Bur suggested.
This year, EVOLVE and the committee are excited the event will be hosted at The Royal Club, a new course in Lake Elmo. The Royal Club is a championship-caliber golf course with the front “Queen’s Nine” designed by Annika Sorenstam and the back “King’s Nine” designed by the late Arnold Palmer.
To help out, Bur suggested people interested can form teams of golfers or they ask their employer to consider a sponsorship.
“Oftentimes it’s a matter of asking, they can always say no,” he said, adding businesses often like to support charities their employees support.
Bur and his wife are looking to adopt through EVOLVE, a process the started after Dan saw an advertisement about children needing to be adopted, which got him thinking about adoption.
That helped him see that there are children out there who should have the opportunity to be loved.
Many children have unforeseen circumstances that are no fault of their own.
“They still deserve to be loved and have a family,” Bur said.
Bur said EVOLVE helps families through adoption and support classes, groups and education to make sure the ongoing support is there.