- March 9, 2021
-- Rainbow Village has undergone an amazing transformation over the last 30 years since it was first launched on April 19, 1991 as Rainbow House – an outreach ministry of Christ Church Episcopal in Norcross, Georgia with one house to serve two homeless families at a time. Now housed on a 2.5-acre campus in the heart of Duluth, Rainbow Village boasts five apartment buildings offering room enough to house 30 families simultaneously along with a community center for youth and adult programming. As a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness – one family at a time – through multi-generational programming that allow families to confidently embark on the journey to self-sufficiency and thrive beyond the "village," Rainbow Village relies upon the support of donors and corporate sponsors to remain solvent. One of the ways this transformative program raises funds is through an annual golf tournament, appropriately dubbed the Rainbow Village Second Chance Golf Classic. Hosted at TPC Sugarloaf on April 19, this year's Classic will celebrate 30 years of second chances provided to homeless families in need.
"Last year, our Second Chance Golf Classic was the only live event we hosted due to COVID," said Melanie Conner, CEO of Rainbow Village. "There's such a large fanbase for this event that – even when we felt the need to postpone it for four months – all our sponsors hung in there with us and we were at full capacity for golfers. There's such an amazing spirit of fellowship, fun and friendly competition each year at this event. Presented by Columbia Engineering, this year's event promises to be even bigger and better than ever before. There are still a number of sponsorships available and registration is now open for foursomes and individual golfers, so anyone who wishes to take part should register as soon as possible before we reach full capacity."
To register as a sponsor, purchase a foursome or sign up as an individual golfer, prospective participants are encouraged to visit https://rainbowvillage.org/golf-2021/
." Those who don't golf can still join in the year-long 30th
Anniversary celebration by becoming a donor and/or volunteer at Rainbow Village. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, providing meals, and property beautification, assisting with fundraising events and much more. To make a secure one-time online donation, sign on as a monthly donor or register as a volunteer, please visit www.RainbowVillage.org