There is a charity organization in Hulbert dedicated to helping young people in the area. The organization goes by the acronym ROHC, pronounced Rock, and stands for Reaching Our Hulbert Community.

Last Saturday, 16 of the 20 teams registered for the annual golf tournament braved the cold and played a round of golf at the Cherokee Springs Golf Course to raise funds for the ROHC.

The top three teams, as well as the individual with the longest ride and the individual who landed closest to the pin, all received cash and prizes. Almost all of the money distributed went to ROHC, according to ROHC Secretary-Treasurer April Truitt, who also said ROHC raised more than $8,000 from the event.

Team Jake Pruitt, consisting of Russell Gardner, Jake Pruitt, Thomas Gardner and Nick Pruitt took first place with a 49, using the use of Mulligans. Team Drew Felts finished second, also with 49, and consisted of Bradley Presley, Drew Felts, Karl Ballard and Derrick Stanley. Third place, at 51, went to Team Arvest, which included team members Christian Murillo, Blake Andrews, Hunter Lasiter and Austin Martin.

Truitt said the mission statement of ROHC, which was established in 2009, is to empower young people to make positive life choices and reduce substance abuse in the Hulbert community.

She said the golf tournament is something ROHC has been doing for three years to help fund their youth center, and some of the other projects they do, such as Angel Tree, After Prom Party, After Graduation Party, Summer Leadership Programs and others.

Volunteers are always welcome at the ROHC and can call 918-414-5353, leave their information and someone from ROHC will accompany them with the necessary information.

According to Truitt, the main thing the volunteers do is that every Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the youth center welcomes students in grades seven through 12.

“We still need volunteers to help out then,” Truitt said.