AMIkids grateful for fundraiser support

The 21st Annual AMIkids Beaufort Croquet Tournament and Picnic this month was a great success, raising more than $55,000.

Special thanks to Brays Island Plantation for hosting the event once again. We also thank our tournament sponsors, teams, area businesses, as well as individual donors within our community.

We salute grand marshal Pat McGarrity and board member Brantley Harvey Jr., who hosted a captain's cocktail reception at his historic home.

The Sun City Stars won with 56 wickets; just one wicket behind were the Brays Island Dove and Brays Island Chukar teams.

Best Dressed Lady was Sharon Smith and Best Dressed Man was Scott Abrahamson. This year's bullseye competition was won by Simon Jenkins.

AMIkids Beaufort is a nonprofit residential facility located in Lobeco that is alternative to prison for juvenile offenders ages 14 to 17. Since we started, 78 percent of AMIkids Beaufort graduates don't get into any more trouble with the law. That's a lot higher than other programs and certainly higher than prison successes.

Mike IngramDr. Mike HarrisAMIkids Beaufort County