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'Tee off for Toys' to benefit Salvation Army Angel Tree

TYLER, September 26, 2013— On Monday, September 30, 2013, Tyler Professional Firefighters Association will be hosting the 3rd Annual “Tee Off for Toys” golf tournament at the Hideaway Lake Golf Course. This four player scramble benefits The Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree program. Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by a putting contest at 9:30 a.m., and an 11:00 a.m., shotgun start. Prizes will be given for 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, closest to the pin, and longest drive.

The Salvation Army believes that Christmas should be a time of celebration, joy, and hope, not discouragement, worry, and stress. However, The Salvation Army itself does not have the ability to buy Christmas presents for every needy child in the community. This is the reason behind The Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

Three years ago, over 800 children's names remained on the Angel Tree when the program closed at Broadway Square Mall just days before Christmas.  The Tyler Professional Firefighters Association wants to make sure that never happens again and therefore organizes the annual golf tournament to benefit The Salvation Army in Tyler's Angel Tree Program. Each Christmas season, children of low-income families as well as senior are placed on the Angel Tree and community members who are financially able “adopt” these angels for Christmas and purchase gifts for the angel they have selected. This program embodies the spirit of Christmas and enables the community to become neighbors to the less fortunate among us. But the important thing to remember is that none of these children or seniors will have presents to open on Christmas morning without the help of the community.

To play or become a sponsor, visit www.salvationarmytyler.org and click on the “Tee Off for Toys” banner. Each player is asked to also bring an unwrapped toy ($10 and up value) with them on tournament day.

The Salvation Army is confident in the generosity of the Tyler community who will rise up as it always does to make the miracle of Christmas happen for these most vulnerable “angels” in our community. Thank you to those who make Christmas a reality for thousands of children each year.

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