Rainbow Village Requests a “Mulligan” with Second Chance Golf Classic Date Change

Columbia Engineering to Present Tournament on August 24 to Benefit Nonprofit Dedicated to Breaking the Cycles of Homelessness, Poverty and Domestic Violence

Duluth, Ga., March 30, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution for participants of its annual Second Chance Golf Classic, Rainbow Village is requesting a “mulligan” of its own. Having originally scheduled the fundraising event for May 4, the current Coronavirus Pandemic has necessitated the move to a new date of August 24. Presented by Columbia Engineering for the second year in a row, the Rainbow Village Second Chance Golf Classic will be hosted at TPC Sugarloaf, with a shotgun start of 10 a.m.

“As one of our largest fundraisers of the year, the participation from sponsors and individual golfers is crucial to our ongoing provision of transitional housing and life-changing programming to the families we serve,” explained Rainbow Village CEO, Melanie Conner. “Given the name ‘Second Chance’ to reflect the second chances Rainbow Village provides to families who have recently escaped situations marred by homelessness, poverty and domestic violence, the tagline for our golf classic is ‘The Course of Life can be a Challenge; Sometimes We Need a Mulligan!’ A popular golf term for a do-over stroke, a mulligan is exactly what we’re requesting as an organization at this time. The response from companies and individuals who’d signed on for the earlier date has been overwhelmingly supportive of the change. We’re incredibly blessed to have such an amazing support system from our local business, civic, family and faith communities.”

In addition to Columbia Engineering, sponsors that have signed on to date for the Rainbow Village Second Chance Golf Classic include: Level Seven Facilities Services; Triad Advisors; Landmark Landscapes; Motor Cars of Atlanta; Sutter, McLellan & Gilbreath, Inc.; and Renasant Bank. Additional sponsorship opportunities remain – many of which include golf foursomes, marketing table and tent on the course, signs on the course, recognition on LED leader board, inclusion in social media posts and more.

Lunch, beverages, snacks and dinner will be provided for each golfer. To view available sponsorship levels or purchase spots for individual golfers and foursomes. for the Rainbow Village Second Chance Golf Classic, interested parties can visit the Golf 2020 page at www.rainbowvillage.org.  

About Rainbow Village:  Established in 1991 and based in Duluth, Georgia, Rainbow Village is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to breaking the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. Committed to serving as a “community of transformation”, Rainbow Village applies a holistic, two-generational approach to serving homeless families with children. With the goal of helping families achieve emotional stability and financial independence, Rainbow Village provides housing, early childhood education and after-school care, child and youth programming, financial planning, career counseling, workforce readiness, mental health counseling, community events and more. Rainbow Village accepts applications from homeless families with minor children throughout Georgia. To learn more about Rainbow Village, register as a volunteer or make a donation, visit www.rainbowvillage.org.