Hit for Hope Golf Tournament Returns to Paragon Casino Resort on June 24

Annual charity golf tournament aims to raise funds for working-class families in central Louisiana

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, in partnership with the United Way of Central Louisiana and Paragon Casino Resort, is proud to announce the annual Hit for Hope Golf Tournament. This year’s event will be held on Monday, June 24, 2024, at the Tamahka Trails Golf Club, Paragon Casino Resort, in Marksville, LA.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) programs through United Way of Central Louisiana. These programs support working-class families who may struggle to afford essential needs such as childcare, housing, food, and healthcare.

“The Hit for Hope Golf Tournament exemplifies the spirit of unity and collaboration within our community,” said Marshall Pierite, Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. “We are honored to partner with United Way of Central Louisiana to support the ALICE programs, which provide crucial assistance to working families facing financial challenges. We look forward to a successful event that not only brings people together but also makes a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.”

Participants can look forward to an 18-hole championship-level golf tournament. The event will begin with registration at 8 AM, followed by a shotgun start at 9 AM. Representatives from the Tribe, Paragon Casino Resort, and United Way of Central Louisiana, as well as local leaders, will attend the event.

“We are grateful for the continued support from the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and Paragon Casino Resort, and we look forward to another successful tournament,” said Michelle Purl, President and CEO of United Way of Central Louisiana. “The funds raised will directly impact the ALICE programs, ensuring that families in central Louisiana have access to the resources they need to thrive.”

Registration for the tournament and sponsorship opportunities, including silver, gold, and platinum levels, are available. Interested parties are encouraged to register by June 20, 2024. Sponsorships and donations can be made via business or cashier’s checks payable to United Way of Central Louisiana. For more information, contact Ananda Flanagan at 318.443.7203 ext.1 or Ananda@uwcl.org, or Spencer Galland at 318.500.0002 or sgalland@tunica.org.