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Tournament to benefit camp for children with cancer

Are you aware of an event or project that benefits our community? Contact Shelley Mann at 770-963-9205 ext. 1305 or shelley.mann@gwinnettdailypost.com.

The Brad Gambrell Memorial Golf Tournament is back this year on Thursday with a new venue, Chateau Elan Golf Club. The tournament, in memory of a Brookwood High School student who died in 2003 from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, will benefit Camp Sunshine.

The cost is $150 per golfer, which includes a box lunch, buffet dinner and goody bag. Sponsorships are also available. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. and the tournament will begin at noon. For more information or to register, visit www.bradgambrell.org.

Tennis tournament doubles fundraising record

The 17th annual North Gwinnett FRIENDS tennis tournament raised more than $37,000 for Children's

Healthcare of Atlanta. More than 280 participants played tennis at the tournament at the Steeplechase Tennis Facility in Lawrenceville. This year's tournament marked the largest turnout ever and raised more than twice last year's contribution to the nonprofit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, which operates three hospitals with more than half a million patient visits annually.

It's not too late to support this year's tournament by making a donation - visit www.steeplechase.org/tournament/donation.asp or mail a check payable to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to Nancy Orrico, FRIENDS Tournament Co-Chair, 2090 Furlong Run, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.

North Gwinnett FRIENDS is one of 31 community FRIENDS groups that supports CHOA through volunteer service, fundraising and advocacy.

Deadline nears

for charity pageant

The application date is coming up for the Miss American Dream Scholarship Pageant, a benefit for the Dream House for Medically Fragile Children in Lilburn.

The pageant gives contestants between the ages of 4 and 22 a chance to develop self awareness, confidence and poise as they attend various workshops. The pageant will be held July 23 at the Performing Arts Center at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

A portion of the pageant proceeds will be donated to the Dream House, which aims to reduce the number of medically fragile children in foster care as well as to improve the lives of these children and their family. For more information, visit www.dreamhouseforkids.org.

The pageant registration deadline is Saturday. To register, e-mail missamericandream06@yahoo.com or call pageant director Jayne Madigan at 678-283-7178.

Reitsma's event

will benefit Emory

Children's Center

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Chris Reitsma will host "A Night at the Ball Park," a fundraising event for Emory Children's Center, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the 755 Club at Turner Field.

The event is part of a new program, Chris' Locker, which will provide resources to families living with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis and renal failure. The Chris Reitsma Relievers Foundation provides assistance, programs and events to build self-esteem and help ill children set and achieve their life goals. For more information, visit www.atlantabraves.com.

Atlanta Falcon

to hold fundraiser

at airport

Falcon Keith Brooking will hold his third annual Great Tailgate Kickoff Saturday at the Newnan-Coweta County Airport. It's the largest fundraiser of the year for the Keith Brooking Children's Foundation. The event, running from 6 p.m. to midnight, will feature dinner, live entertainment, bi-plane rides and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $75 per person, and $100-per-person tickets include a VIP reception.

Among other initiatives, the Keith Brooking Children's Foundation supports organizations that serve foster children, awards college scholarships and provides new athletic shoes for children in need. For more information, visit www.keithbrookingfoundation.org.

Derek Rackley's golf tournament will benefit groups

Atlanta Falcon Derek Rackley's 5th Annual Derek Rackley Celebrity Classic Fore the Kids golf tournament will be held June 12 at the Golf Club of Georgia, One Golf Club Drive in Alpharetta. The event benefits the Fragile Kids Foundation and Rackley's own R.A.C.K Foundation. For more information, visit www.fragilekids.org.