The Lufkin State Supported Living Center celebrated their 34th Annual Sunshine Golf Tournament Friday evening. The event at Crown Colony teed off with a dinner.
The golf tournament is used to raise money for the Living Center. Each year the funds collected go towards a different project, and this year's focus will go towards a new dining hall. It's about time to expand the dining area because the last time they had renovations was 20 years ago.
The Living Center's dining hall currently serves 100 people. The Living Center explained that the loud noises that come along with dining can be very uncomfortable for people with intellectual disabilities.
“What we do now is go into the dining room in small groups. It takes quite a long time for each meal to get everyone in and out. We're hoping to enlarge the room so that people can eat in a more timely fashion,” said Living Center’s Director of Community Relations, Lynn Hopper. “We’d also like to do some acoustical things so that the scrapping of the chairs, the dropping of a fork or a plate, all those noises are more buffered.”
The tournament will be held at Crown Colony on Saturday, June 11. There are two tee-off times. The first one starts at 8 a.m. and the second follows at 2 p.m.
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