Henry’s Heroes slate golf event

Published 7:23 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2012

AHOSKIE – Henry Hodges is a normal little boy in most ways.

He likes to play, he is energetic, happy and has parents – Chris Hodges and Melissa Parker of Murfreesboro – who want what is best for him.

What is different for Hodges is that he has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He is currently receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia.

A group called Henry’s Heroes have assembled to help raise money to offset the cost of treatment, travel and accommodations for Hodges and his family.

Thus far there are two ways to help Hodges and his family as they prepare to battle his illness.

First, a fund has been established at the State Employees Credit Union where donations can be made. The donations should be sent to the Henry P. Hodges with a memo of Special Account.

The second way the group will be raising funds is through a golf tournament which is scheduled to be played at Beechwood Country Club in Ahoskie on Tuesday, August 28.

The four-person Superball tournament will have an entry fee of $250 which will include mulligans.

The tournament will feature a 1 p.m. start and prizes will be given away on select holes of the event. There will also be prizes for Net and Gross tournament winners.

The tournament is also seeking sponsors to help offset the cost of the event and thereby raise more money for Hodges and his family.

Businesses or individuals may become a hole sponsor for the cost of just $100. For $200, a sponsor will have a hole and a Facebook event page with their name on them.

For $500, a sponsor will have both of those luxuries as well as a tournament contest being named after the business.

Golfers may mail their entry to Brandon Hodges, 320 Vineyard Drive; J3, Winterville, NC 28590. Checks should be made payable to Henry P. Hodges with Special Account in the memo section.

Those wishing to pick up an entry form may pick them up at Beechwood Country Club in Ahoskie, Walter’s Grill in Murfreesboro and the offices of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald in Ahoskie.