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Dear IHNA Friends: As we head into the busy fall season - back to school, football, holidays - it is indeed a busy (and wonderful) time at Interfaith Hospitality as well. So much going on, so much to look forward to.

TEARDROP BIKE RIDE: Let me begin with a giant thank you shout-out to everyone who made our 5th Annual Teardrop Century Bike Ride, held this past Saturday, such a great success. More than 150 riders came out and helped raise enough money to take care of our guest families for a full month. Think what that means, to have a month of warm and safe places to stay, food to eat, and all the loving care and support needed to help them get back on their feet and on the way to sustainable independence. 

Please say thank you to our Teardrop Presenting Sponsors: The Hub Bicycles, Jittery Joe's Coffee, and Virginia McKenna, Licensed Professional Counselor; our Major Sponsors: Zaxby's and the Hamilton Agency; and all of our sponsors and supporters: see the complete list at  http://www.ihnathens.org/teardrop-bike-ride.html. 

Our bike ride could not have happened without the loving help of dozens of volunteers at registration, sag stops, in sag vehicles, in the office, and behind the scenes; our IHNA staff and interns; and our incredible board. 

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Not to let any grass grow under our feet (pun intended), please check out the details below for our 12th Annual "Whole-in-One" Golf Tournament, Monday, October 12th, at Jennings Mill Country Club. 

FAMILY PROMISE WEEK/VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION NIGHT: We are very excited to share with everyone that Karen Olson, Founder and President of Family Promise ( www.familypromise.org), our national parent organization, will be coming to speak with us at our annual Family Promise Week/Volunteer Appreciation Night event on Monday, October 19th. We are finalizing the location now, but book your calendars for 6 p.m. on the 19th, and plan to join us - you will be inspired! This is also our opportunity to recognize and thank all of our amazing IHNA volunteers. We'll have food provided by Clarke Middle School, and gifts for all of our volunteers. 

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: IHNA  Volunteer Trainings are being set up for
  • Wednesday, September 23rd6-7:30pm at First Baptist Church. Contact Elizabeth Morris ( officeassist.ihna@gmail.com) for further details and to RSVP attendance.
  • Sunday, October 18th, 4-6pm at the new IHNA Day Center upstairs hosting space. Contact Kendall Weinberg (assist.ihnathens@gmail.com) for further details and to RSVP attendance.
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Please check out the Golf Tournament details, immediately below.

12 Annual "Whole-in-One" Golf Tournament for IHNA
Please Plan to Join Us on Monday, October 12th for the
12th Annual Whole-in-One Golf Tournament
Jennings Mill Country Club
 
Come out for some exceptional golf with great friends, and a wonderful opportunity to support the work of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens. 

Fees and Fun: An individual fee of $100 covers 18 holes of golf, green fees, cart, lunch, and prizes. Mulligans will be available for $5 each. Your Mulligan ticket will be your entry into a drawing for prizes to be held during the post-tournament awards ceremony.

Tournament Times:
Registration - 11:00 a.m.
Chick-fil-A Lunch - 11:00 a.m.
Shotgun Start - 12:30 p.m. 
Awards and prizes will be given immediately following the tournament.

Questions and Registration: For more information or to register, please contact 
Joe Neighbors 706-543-3387 jbneighb@bellsouth.net, or 
Tom Rodgers 706-224-0034  rodgers@fcs.uga.edu

OR...

See the info/registration form in the 12th Annual Whole-in-One Golf Tournament Brochure.

See you out there!
Thanks... See You Soon!
We appreciate all of you, our great IHNA friends! Thank you for allowing us to continue the work we do for those in greatest need - homeless families and children in the Athens area and throughout Northeast Georgia. 

Ken

Best regards,

Ken Sherman
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, GA
 
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, GA
393-1 West Hancock Ave

Ken Sherman, Executive Director - director@ihnathens.org

Kendall Weinberg, Assistant Director - assist.ihnathens@gmail.com

Regina Roth-Goldman, Service Director -
Email: director@ihnathens.org
Phone: 706-425-1881
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