Habitat for Humanity of Horry County (HFHHC) has announced that its 14th annual golf tournament will be held November 2, 2020 at the newly renovated Grande Dunes Members Club – a McConnell Golf managed club.
Beginning in 2020, the tournament will now be named the Kelsey McGhee Memorial Golf Tournament, benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Horry County.
Each year, HFHHC hosts a golf tournament to raise funds to help support its mission. HFHHC seeks to put God’s love into action, bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since inception in 1990, HFHHC has partnered with more than 150 families to help them obtain safe, decent and affordable housing. Now celebrating 30 years, the organization is striving to increase and expand its impact year over year, throughout the county. One local volunteer has particularly made a significant impact on the community and the organization – Kelsey McGhee.
In May of this year, HFHHC and the local community lost Kelsey in a car accident. A Carolina Forest High School graduate and HFHHC volunteer, she was also a very important member of the Clemson University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Her love of the organization, of her community, of building things, and of giving back to others was immeasurable.
“It is with great honor that we will do our part to help tell Kelsey’s story by officially naming our annual golf tournament in her memory,” states Jason Greene, HFHHC Executive Director. “We want to be sure to pass along the passion she had for the organization, for helping others, and for creating spaces where people could feel more at home. It’s truly an honor and a privilege.”
Dave McGhee, Kelsey’s father, has been a professional in the golf course industry for many years. Therefore, it is a perfect fit for her legacy to live on through the golf tournament.
“From the day Kelsey could walk, she was always interested in drawing and art. It wasn’t until she was 8 years old that we realized her love for building things,” states Dave McGhee. “She begged us to attend the extreme home makeover show that took place in Horry County several year ago. Then in 2015, she attended the bed race fundraiser hosted by Habitat, where I believe her team won! Once at Clemson she immediately found the Habitat in Pickens County, where she worked hard to become the assistant build leader for Clemson on their Habitat house. Cindy and I are honored for our daughter to be recognized alongside such a great organization. “
Each year, the tournament attracts participants and businesses from throughout Horry County. For information regarding golf tournament participation and sponsorships, please visit www.habitatmb.org/annual-golf-tournament/.
All COVID-19 precautions will be taken during the implementation of the annual fundraising event.