The first annual Kiwanis Club of Mint Hill Golf tournament is being held at Emerald Lake September 1.

The Kiwanis Club is asking for sponsorships.  The platinum sponsor is Wilburn Auto Body, and the gold sponsor is Clear Creek Animal Hospital.  The silver sponsor includes two players and is $750, and the bronze sponsor includes one player and is $500.  The tee box sponsor is $100.  Monarch Mortgage and Texas Roadhouse are sponsoring the lunch and dinner.

Fees are $100 per player, or a foursome for $360.  The kiwi pack includes two mulligans and 20 raffle tickets for $20, mulligans are two per player at $5 each, and raffle tickets are $1 each.

The plan of events is registration at 11:30 am, lunch at noon, welcome at 12:50 pm, and the shotgun start at 1 pm.

Game and raffle prizes include the Kiwanis Cup, a traveling trophy presented to the highest scoring Kiwanis Club, as well as accompanying bragging rights for a year.

Emerald Lake assured a temporary clubhouse would be available, as the last clubhouse burned down in July.

“Our goal is to raise money to continue to grow our club and service the children of the community,” said Brad Simmons.  “It is to support our programs that we do with the schools ever year.  The Mint Hill Kiwanis Club takes care of the Terrific Kids programs at Clear Creek, J. H. Gunn, and Lebanon Road…We are trying to expand our club to include some of the other schools in our area.”  They also sponsor the Aktion Club and Key Club in local middle and high schools.

Their goal for the golf tournament is to have at least 60 players in the tournament and to raise $5,000.

The Kiwanis Club of Mint Hill meets every Wednesday at noon for lunch at Jimmie’s.  Simmons encourages those interested to join, as the club is always looking for new members.

For more information about the Kiwanis Club or the golf tournament, contact Brad Simmons at or Tina Ross at