Birdies ‘Fore’ Babies raises over $5K

The Northwest Louisiana Pregnancy Care Center recently held its sixth annual Birdies ‘Fore’ Babies Golf Tournament at Pine Hills Country Club.
The fundraiser tournament was a 4-person scramble with 18 teams.

“It was our biggest year,” Lisa Gould, Northwest Louisiana Pregnancy Care Center executive director said. “It’s just one of the ways we raise money to keep our doors open.”

Steve’s Uptown Barber Shop took second place in the first flight. Pictured are Mike Powell, Greg Fox, Eric Brown and William Fox.

Gibsland Bank and Trust was this year’s title sponsor and the Minden Junior Service League assisted the center by volunteering during the tournament.

More than $5,700 dollars was raised for the non-profit organization, which provides alternatives to abortion, along with education on sexually transmitted diseases and other pregnancy-related issues.

Mulberry Springs Baptist Church of Hallsville, Texas won first place in the second flight. Pictured are Don Whyte, Daniel Smith, Dr. Danny Warbington and Raymond Temple.

“All of our services are free of charge to the client,” Gould said noting the center offers merit-based parenting classes at no charge.

One of the center’s goals is to one day having a medical director so they can offer ultrasounds, among other new services.

The center will continue to raise funds with hopes to reach their goal to own their own building and purchase a mobile unit for reaching the surrounding parishes in northwest Louisiana.

Christian Church at Minden took second place in the second flight. Pictured are Jeremy Utphall, Pastor Paul Gray and Joel Gray. Not pictured is Dusty Clayborn.

The center is a 501(C3) non-profit and serves the area and surrounding parishes with needs. Gould said the annual golf tournament is the second largest fundraiser, with the annual banquet – which is set for Oct. 26 at the Minden Civic Center – being number one.

Individuals or businesses that wish to donate to the NWLPCC, can do so by visiting its website at or mailing them to P.O. Box 579, Minden, La. 71058.
For more information on the center or the services it offers, call 318-639-0907.



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