Band of Brothers, The Men’s Ministry at Sugar Land Methodist Church, welcomes the community to participate in its annual Ron Barker Memorial Golf Tournament. Ron Barker’s tireless devotion to the Men’s Ministry, plus his untimely passing in 2002, inspired the men of the church to name their annual golf tournament after him.
Ron was a proud former Marine with Christian morals and a great love for his family. He is remembered for his diligent work in a Prison Outreach ministry and the church’s Men’s Ministry. Some of the most impactful men’s retreats took place under his leadership.
Band of Brothers hopes to raise $25,000 at this year’s tournament, and has chosen to donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the Providence Children’s Home and Community Center, which is a nonprofit organization created to build and operate an orphanage in Ngong, Kenya. Providence Home is a sustainable campus on a 15-acre site. Architects, educators and activists in America and in Kenya have worked together on this project to help with the African AIDS crisis. For more information about Providence Children’s Home, visit providencekenya.org. The balance of the tournament’s proceeds will be used for Band of Brothers’ 2013 Ministry activities.
Another important goal of the tournament is to provide fellowship for members of Sugar Land Methodists and their guests. Even non-golfers can come to the post-tournament festivities, which include a silent auction, dinner, raffle items and door prizes. The cost to enter the tournament is $125/person; the cost for dinner only is $20/person.
Sugar Creek Country Club is located at 420 Sugar Creek Boulevard, just inside the Sugar Creek subdivision off Highway 59 and Sugar Creek Boulevard. The tournament begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 27th. Please contact Rick Nixon for more information at 281-635-3279 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is Sunday, September 23. To
find out more about the church, call 281-491-6041, visit sugarlandmethodist.org, or stop by the church office at 431 Eldridge. Sunday services are at 9:00 and 11:15 am and the community is always welcome.