Creative Enterprises to host golf tournament

Creative Enterprises Inc. will be hosting the 15th Annual CEI Golf Classic on Aug. 14 at The Legends at Chateau Elan in Braselton.

Please consider participating in this exciting upcoming event.

The annual golf tournament raises funds for our center and the services we offer to adults with disabilities.

Creative Enterprises Inc., established in 1976 and located in Lawrenceville, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency "dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in developing an optimum level of social, vocational and economic independence."

Gwinnett County District 4 Commissioner, Kevin Kenerly, will be our title sponsor again this year. He has supported our organization for many years and continues to assist in making our golf tournament a great success. We appreciate all of the support and contributions from the local businesses and individuals who help provide ways to improve our center and the services we offer.

We depend on our community to help make our programs, our services and our center, a meaningful place for all of our consumers.

Everyone is invited to participate in this upcoming fundraising event. Players will experience this "tribute to the traditional golf course architecture of the early 1900s" on this private course designed by Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead and Kathy Whitworth.

By playing, sponsoring or contributing, you will be making a positive impact on the lives of adults with disabilities at Creative Enterprises Inc. Individual playing spots are $150 each and foursomes are $600. Company tee signs are also available for $150.

Any donations are always welcome and very much appreciated. We will be seeking auction items as well as door prizes and any other promotional materials from supporting businesses and organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Creative Enterprises Inc. also houses more than 100 types of plants and flowers for sale in the greenhouse. Our clients seed, transplant, water and weed all of the plants grown at Creative Enterprises Inc. The greenhouse is open to the public and provides services to consumers interested in horticulture and/or retail.

Please come by and see the greenhouse Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is something for everyone including plants, hand-painted gourd birdfeeders, ceramics, paintings and much more.

If you are not familiar with Creative Enterprises Inc. and our mission, please come by and visit our center anytime and meet some of the individuals we serve each day. You are guaranteed to make many new friends instantly. We hope this may be the nonprofit that you choose to be a part of in Gwinnett County. Creative Enterprises is making a big difference in vocational rehabilitation each and every day.

On behalf of everyone at Creative Enterprises, thank you for your consideration and support.

For more information or to have event information sent to you, please call Judy Middleton or Christy Carter at 770-962-3908 or e-mail Christy@ceisite.com.

"People Helping People" is a weekly column written by the executive directors of nonprofit organizations in Gwinnett County. Today's article was written by Christy Carter of Creative Enterprises.

Need help or know someone who does? The Gwinnett Helpline directs callers to the appropriate nonprofit agency. Call 770-995-3339.