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Goodwill hosts charity golf tournament

LAWTON, Okla._ The local Goodwill chapter held its first annual charity golf tournament at the Lawton Country Club Monday. 

Between the entry fees from golfers, and the support of six commercial sponsors, they raised more than $18,000 to benefit their programs for the handicapped in our area.

The money will go towards programs that focus on, career development, high school transitions, and sheltered workshops. The workshops allow individuals with disabilities to learn employment skills.  

"Unfortunately with the recent state and federal cuts we don't have the revenue coming in to support the programs,” said Elizabeth Skulski, Vice-President of Youth and Adult Services at the Goodwill.

She said the programs make a world of difference to those who need them.  

"Just because they have a disability - just like you and I- they like to do community activities and enjoy doing social activities," said Skulski.

Activity Coordinator William Gambrell said he and the other advisors are just trying to make a difference. 

“My whole motto is at the end of the day on Friday if they go home, I want them to look forward to coming back Monday,” said Gambrell.

The Goodwill chapter hopes to have more events like this to raise money in the near future. For more information http://goodwill.com

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