Arvest in North Central Arkansas Announces 15th Annual Charity Golf Tourney

Thursday, July 28 at 01:56 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank, North Central Arkansas, is proud to announce that the 15th annual Arvest Charity Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Diamond Hills Country Club. This year’s tournament will benefit Grandma’s House in Boone County, the Marion County Rotary Club’s OUR Kids program, and Gamma House in Baxter County.  To read more about the event, please read the press release below.

Grandma’s House
Previously, Grandma’s House Child Advocacy Center (GH) was under the umbrella organization of the Merlin Foundation that was established in 1994 as one of the first children’s advocacy centers in Arkansas. In August of 2010, GH began providing forensic interviews in a newly renovated home near downtown Harrison. Prior to having GH, the options for interviewing an alleged child victim of abuse often were re-traumatizing to the child. GH works with the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence and the Arkansas State Police to serve Boone, Newton, Carroll, Madison, Baxter and Marion counties.  They strive to provide the least traumatizing investigation at their child friendly home like setting, by providing complete forensic interviews and medical examinations.

Marion County Rotary OUR Kids Program
The Marion County Rotary OUR Kids program began in 1993 to provide assistance for children in Marion County, when assistance thru Medicare, Medicaid, AR Kids, etc. is not available. It is administered by a committee composed of the Department of Human Services (DHS), Marion County Health Unit, all three schools in Marion County, and the Rotary Club. When a child has a need that is determined thru DHS, the health dept., or their school, the officials complete a short one page application that will accompany the child to the DHS office. DHS will then evaluate and determine if the child is receiving all qualified assistance and, if not, then OUR Kids program will help meet that child’s needs.

GAMMA House in Baxter County
Gamma House is a non-profit women and children’s transitional housing shelter that serves North Central Arkansas and Southern Missouri.  They are a transitional housing shelter for women and children.  Their goal, as a facility, is for each woman to become an independent and successful member of our community; in some cases for the first time in their lives. 

The Arvest charity committee sponsors this annual golf tournament to raise funds to support local charitable organizations in Baxter, Boone and Marion counties. Each charity must apply to become “Charity of the Year.”  Recipients are selected on criteria that include past, present and future financial needs and must also be a designated IRS 501(c)(3) organization to be considered.

This year the tournament will feature special event holes, raffle prizes, longest putt competition, closest to the line competitions for women and men, a closest to the pin hole competition, hole in one prizes and $2,700 in flight money.  Teams of two can register by calling  (870) 449-7164 or by visiting  The team registration fee is $120 and includes the mulligans. The deadline for registration is August 24th. There are also still hole sponsorships available for businesses and individuals.

Tags: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, North Central Arkansas
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