Pelicans Host Charity Golf Tournament

Pelicans Host Charity Golf Tournament

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans joined Next Media and Banana Boat in hosting the Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament to support the Pelicans Youth Diamond Fund and the Grand Strand Miracle League. The event began with a shotgun start on Monday, May 20, 2002, at the Indigo Creek Golf Club in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The tournament brought in over $5,000.

Gary Saunders
Pelicans GM Gary Suanders hits a shot straight down the fairway.
Matt Harris Team
Pelicans Asst GM Matt Harris (2nd from left) joined this team from Strand Regional Specialty Associates, the Official Team Doctors of the Pelicans.

Randy Ingle
Pelicans Manager Randy Ingle puts for par.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans players, coaches and staff, as well as Next Media on-air personalities rounded out each of the five person teams in the tournament. Fans, sponsors and season ticket holders came out to tee off for charity. A tournament party was held following the event at the Hot Fish Club in Murrells Inlet where awards and prizes were handed out. Also, raffle prizes were given out and a silent auction took place to raise additional funds for the charities. The winning foursome included Pelicans outfielder Mailon Kent and Mailon was also the winner of the longest drive contest.

Ryan Baker
Pelicans pitcher Ryan Baker drives for the green.

The Pelicans established the Youth Diamond Fund in their inaugural season in 1999 to donate funds once per year to a Horry County youth baseball or softball program. The Grand Strand Miracle League is a charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.

Next Media’s Hot Talk 99.5 FM WRNN serves as the flagship radio station for the Pelicans.

Thanks to Matt Harris for the information & photos for this CapCom story.

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