A truly wonderful organization has put together a fundraiser for an Ellis County nonprofit that provides an invaluable service for child victims of sexual abuse in our county.

On April 28, the Blue Knights Texas XXI Chapter is hosting a golf tournament at the Old Brickyard Gold Course in Ferris. All of the proceeds from golf scramble event will be donated to the Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center (Gingerbread House) and the import work they do for children and their families in our communities.

Ideally, there wouldn’t (and shouldn’t) be a need for the Gingerbread House. Unfortunately, the number of children they assist each year in Ellis County continues to grow. The nonprofit organization is funded entirely through grants, donations and benefit events like the April 28 Golf Scramble hosted by the Blue Knights.

The Blue Knights, whose philanthropic work in our community is legendary, is currently seeking both sponsors and golfers for the April 28 event.

Gold sponsorship opportunities are available for $500 and includes one free player, one tee box or green sponsor sign and company name and logo on all printed materials.

Silver sponsorship opportunities are available for $300 and includes one tee box or sponsor sign and company name and logo on all printed materials.

Bronze level sponsorships are available for $100 and includes one tee box or sponsor signs.

The Blue Knights are also looking for golfers. The entry fee is $70 per player or $250 for a team of four — and includes a fish fry lunch (fish, French fries, hush puppies and homemade cobbler) and goodie bag for all players. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Contact Ray Pike with the Blue Knights for sponsorship opportunities and to register a team to participate in the event by calling 214-728-1745 or 972-937-7794 or by email at Cowboy6861@yahoo.com.

For those who enjoy golf, this is a great event for a very worthy cause. We truly wish there wasn’t a need for the Gingerbread House. But the work they do to assist the youngest victims of crime in our communities is invaluable. Please consider sponsoring and/or participating in this event.