Since 2011, we've partnered with World Hope International to provide clean drinking water for 45,282 people through the drilling of wells in Africa.
Beyond our wildest dreams
The annual golf tournament takes place in honor of Gary Lipman. He was a faithful Christ follower, loving husband, father and friend. While he had a passion for golf, he had a bigger passion for helping others. Gary would put together a golf tournament every year for Collin Creek Community Church, now Sent Church. The goal of the tournament was to raise money to provide scholarships for an annual men's retreat, and to have fun in the process.
After his sudden passing in 2008, a group of guys decided to continue on the tournament in his honor. What has taken place since then has gone beyond what anyone could have imagined. In 2011, a host committee was formed to run the tournament. The committee decided to get behind the cause of clean water, which led to a partnership with World Hope International. World Hope drills wells in Africa in villages that do not have access to clean water. The goal of the tournament in the initial year of aiming to provide clean water, was to raise enough money to provide half the funds for a well, which in 2011 cost around $5500. Much to everyone's surprise, enough money came in to build two wells, totaling $11,000.
Each year the tournament continues to grow. In 2017, over $130,000 was raised, which led to the drilling of 14 clean water wells. 136 golfers participated along with 30 volunteers. The tournament continues to partner with Sent Church and World Hope International to help save lives by providing clean water. The Lord continues to provide beyond what we can imagine. While golf is our method for raising funds, providing clean water is our passion. You can join with us in this global cause by clicking the "Take Action" link at the top right of the page.
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”