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Turkey Tournament Draws Hundreds of Turkeys to Feed Valley Families This Thanksgiving

NEW MARKET, Va. (WHSV) — It’s the home stretch to get donations to feed Valley families this Thanksgiving.

The third annual Turkey Tournament at Shenvalee Golf Resort was held this weekend to collect as many turkeys and preserves as possible for those in need.

Golfers spent the weekend on the greenway for a good cause.

“Everyone who participates gets a turkey and the suggestion is to give it back, that we give it on their behalf. The suggestion is also to bring canned goods and everyone you see here, none of this is possible without them,” said Shenvalee Member Association President Justin Harpine.

He said they are partnering with Cargill to get a big chunk of poultry donations. About 900 turkeys have been donated this year, and 650 of them were taken to the Salvation Army on Friday.

“Some of the beneficiaries are The Salvation Army, Helping Hands and Shen-Paco Industries,” Harpine said. “It’s been a huge success and it looks like a lot of people in need will be taken care of.”

After the massive unloading at the Salvation Army, they’re ready for Thanksgiving, making the holiday a hole-in-one.

″Golf is very secondary. It’s more of a fellowship event with the goal of caring for people in need during the holidays,” Harpine said.

Plans for Christmas are already in the works.

Harpine said they will have a Teddy Tournament. The goal is to collect as many teddy bears and Lego sets as possible to give to children at UVA Children’s Hospital for Christmas.

The event is open to all and will be held at Shenvalee Golf Resort in New Market on December 3.

“It’s just amazing how the community is coming together for the cause,” Harpine said.