Golf tournament to support Brantley Center

The Brantley Center, a services provider for people with disabilities, will host its 37th annual golf tournament at the Big Island Country Club on Sunday, April 26. The tournament starts at 7:15 a.m., followed by lunch and a silent auction. Entry fees are $125 per player for golf, lunch and prizes, including a $10,000 hole-in-one award.

Founded in 1964 by Sergeant Gilbert Brantley, a former National Guard Advisor, Brantley Center provides adult day programs for clients with physical, emotional or mental disabilities. In a safe and supportive environment, men and women from North Hilo, Hamakua and Kohala receive independent life skills and employment training, vocational rehabilitation and help transitioning into the regular job market. Work opportunities are also available for some clients through the Center’s business services, such as aquaponic lettuce, auto detailing, janitorial, lawn and landscaping services.

Golfers and non-golfers are invited to contribute to the benefit golf tournament, and various sponsorship levels are available. Organizers are also seeking silent auction items, gift certificates and other donations at all price levels, to generate enthusiasm and give everyone a chance to participate.

For more information, please contact Golf Tournament Chairman Roland Kaneshiro, 987-7712, or call the Brantley Center, 775-7245.