The 2024 Rainbow Village Second Chance Golf Classic Raised Funds on the Fairway

By: Rainbow Village
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DULUTH, Ga. - May 7, 2024 - PRLog -- On April 15 – with blue skies above and the greens of TPC Sugarloaf below – 64 golfers took to the 18-hole course with the purpose of giving families in need a well-deserved "mulligan" during the 2024 Rainbow Village Second Chance Golf Classic, presented by Northside Hospital. Somewhere between the shotgun start and the 19th-hole reception back at the clubhouse, the golfers and event sponsors had raised $112,601. This significant amount will be instrumental in furthering Rainbow Village's mission to bring help, hope, housing, and healing to families experiencing homelessness.

"At Rainbow Village, we're in the 'business' of giving second chances to families who have found themselves without a home," said Melanie Conner, CEO of the nonprofit. "Just last week, one of our local stations reported that a study conducted by Florida Atlantic University identified Atlanta as the city with the most overpriced housing market in the U.S. With affordable housing becoming more and more out of reach for Metro Atlanta families, transitional housing nonprofits like Rainbow Village are more vital than ever. In addition to transitional housing for up to two years for families with children, we provide them with the counseling, guidance, education, and support they need to become self-sufficient and thrive beyond the boundaries of our campus in Duluth. We are so profoundly grateful for the village that surrounds our village with love and support. The money raised out on that course will go a long way in supporting our programs and the families they serve – bringing them one step closer to a brighter future."

While the purpose of the Second Chance Golf Classic is as serious as it gets, it was all fun and games for the golfers, Rainbow Village team members, volunteers, and sponsor representatives for just a handful of hours. There was no shortage of winners during the charity tournament:
  • First Place Winners: Ed Shaddix, Matt Champitto, Todd Townes, and Derrin Wilson, representing the Northside Hospital Team
  • Second Place Winners: Dan Kaufman, Rich Johnson, Brandon Hartley, and Gavin Williams, representing Axis Companies
  • Men's Longest Drive Winner: David Peck, representing Northeast Georgia Health Systems
  • Women's Longest Drive Winner: Grace Brackman, representing Formex
  • Closest to Pin Winner: Garrett Kliphouse, representing Lamborghini ATL
  • Putting Contest Winner: Greg Boston, representing Formex
  • Tee Off in Monterey Raffle Winner: Doug Miller
Next up on the nonprofit's fundraising calendar is a "Better Together" gathering of the Rainbow Village Women's Giving Circle at COhatch in Duluth on June 20 at 6 p.m. ( and the annual "We Are Family" Benefit Gala at Atlanta Athletic Club on September 7 at 6 p.m. ( To learn more about Rainbow Village, volunteer to support its mission, or make an online donation, visit
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