Stafford Social Services Seeking Sponsors and Players for Annual Golf Classic

Stafford County Social Services seeks sponsors and teams for its 13th Annual Golf Classic for Stafford Kids. The tournament occurs Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Stafford’s Gauntlet Golf Club at Curtis Park. Social Services is also soliciting donations of golf-related items to raffle. This fundraiser provides for the needs of parents and children not covered by state or federal funding.

“The proceeds from this tournament significantly impact our holiday program where we give meals and presents during the holidays to families in need identified by Social Services,” said Director of Social Services Michael Muse. “The tournament has moved to a new location this year, and we hope we attract our regulars and new players.”

One of the best ways to assist with the tournament is to be a sponsor. There are several sponsorship opportunities: tournament sponsor; corporate sponsor; community sponsor; golf cart sponsor; hole sponsor; raffle item donation; and goody bag sponsor. Golfers can also sign up individually for the tournament or play on a team. The cost to play includes 18 holes of golf, green and cart fees and a barbecue lunch. Sponsorship or play fees are tax deductible. 

Proceeds from the event go directly back to the community through various programs and events, including an annual foster family Kings Dominion Day, assistance with prescriptions, diapers and formula, warm clothing, grocery store gift cards, supporting teens aging out of foster care and needing help setting up their new life and more. The department hosts an annual holiday program where the public can donate food and presents. Participants receive a holiday meal at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Additionally, they receive presents at Christmas. The golf tournament proceeds help purchase items not donated to the Holiday Program. A significant need this coming year is for funds to buy gifts for needy teens, of which there are a few hundred in the system.

Individual player sign-ups are $90, including play, fees and lunch. The cost is $360 for a foursome. Play starts with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. on June 21, 2023.

To sign up for the tournament or to sponsor, please visit: For more information, contact Erin Riley at