On Saturday, October 9, 2021 the 7th Annual Kirsten McDonald Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, also known as Play the K, will be held at the Beaufort Club Golf Course. The goal of this tournament is to create a sustainable memorial to honor Kirsten's life and to support deserving youth in Carteret County.

Proceeds raised will be donated to local nonprofit organiztion, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain.

As many of you may know, Kirsten lost her life in a tragic automobile accident on March 6, 2012, exactly one month shy of her 21st birthday. Kirsten always had a beautiful, bright smile on her face. Her strong, loving personality and her passion for others - regardless of their background, education or color of their skin - radiated from within her heart and soul. Kirsten had the capacity to see beyond others' social and economic circumstances. Instead, she chose to focus on their inherent goodness.

Kirsten's spirit is well reflected by this quote...

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Over $210,000 has been raised in this tournament over the past 7 years helping thousands of kids have a safe place to thrive!

This year we have two hotel accomdations available:  Beaufort Inn, Beaufort, NC (252) 728-2600. Rates are as follows: Side Room - $119.00 plus tax, Water View Room - $139.00 plus tax. Bask @ Big Rock Landing, Morehead City, NC (252) 499-9200. Rates are as follows: 2 bedroom suites, with 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and living area, $209.00 plus tax. CALL and let them know you want "Play the K" block available when you make your reservation.

Great Raffle Items Include: Signed Sports Memorabilia and More!

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens. There are 17 Clubs throughout Carteret, Craven, Pitt, Beaufort, Lenoir, Martin and Greene Counties serving approximately 1,400 members daily.  Club programs focus on academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles with an over-arching goal of buildiing strong children and communities. For more information visit the Clubs online at www.bgccp.com or call (252) 355-2345, ext. 204 and ask for Cathy Holder.

Looking to sponsor the event? Contact tucker@playthek.org


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10:00 AM Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar Opens The Pavilion
10:00 AM Registration Opens Club House
10:00 AM Driving Range Opens Driving Range
11:30 AM Pig Pickin Lunch The Pavilion
12:40 PM Putting Challenge & Pro Rules Putting Green
01:00 PM Shotgun Start Individual Holes
02:00 PM Raffle Drawing Club House
03:00 PM Raffle Winners Posting Club House



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Beaufort Club

300 Links Drive
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States