Posted on May 28, 2018, by Massey Law Group
MLG sponsored the 8th Annual Cornelius “Biscuit” Bennett Celebrity Golf Classic and Pairing Party, benefitting Children’s Village, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama. Bennett is a former American football linebacker, who played for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Indianapolis Colts. A Birmingham native, he hosts the annual tournament to support the Children’s Village mission.
Taking place on May 7th at Greystone Golf & Country Club Founder’s Course, the event helps sustain the Children’s Village to provided shelter, food, and clothing to Alabama’s abandoned, abused, and neglected children. Serving the community for more than 50 years, the Children’s Village also offers children spiritual foundations, positive parental guidance, educational and enrichment opportunities, positive social relationships, and participation in community activities.
Children’s Village is currently home to ten boys and eight girls, most of whom were homeless, facing abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Presently, they have two homes in which to provide housing. As the only facility in Jefferson County that can accept male and female siblings, they have the ability to keep sibling groups together.
In addition, the Children’s Village recently acquired a third home adjacent to their existing properties. They are currently working to repair and develop the property, which will be a transitional living home for children who age out of the foster care system. Annually, more than 26,000 children in the U.S. age out of the foster care system. This means that at the age of 18 they are on their own with almost no resources — no housing and no financial or emotional support.
In a 2011 interview after the inaugural tournament, Bennett told media outlet AL.com, “That’s what I get joy from now. I’m helping others, and I can honestly say I enjoy doing what I’m doing now more than when I was a player because then it was only about me.”
MLG is proud to support Children’s Village and hopes to continue to support this wonderful organization for many years to come.
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