Walt Jones Memorial Golf Outing [video]

By Stephanie Kichline, in All Communities

When Sussex County Habitat for Humanity approached Schell Brothers about sponsoring the Walt Jones Memorial Golf Outing, there wasn’t any hesitation; Chris and Preston definitely wanted to help out.  Between Schell Brothers, Echelon Interiors, and the Schell Family Foundation, over $25,000 was donated to Habitat for Humanity to help build affordable housing for families in need right here in Sussex County.
The tournament started in 2005 when Walt Jones and his family donated the Par 3 Golf Course as a location for the Golf Outing in support of Habitat. Since his passing two years ago, the tournament has been carried on by his family and friends and renamed in his honor.
With weather in the low 70’s and the sun shining, it would have been hard to ask for a more perfect day to play golf. Two Schell Brothers teams took to the action on the greens during the day with one of the teams ending in a 4-way tie. Although they didn’t come away with the ultimate win, one of their members, Jill Burton, got the award for closest to the pin. All in all it was a fun, successful day for everyone and I know I personally look forward to shooting the video again next year!!
If you’re interested in participating in next years golf outing, or any of the other events supporting the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, visit sussexcountyhabitat.org.


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