Funds for Friends honors Billy Kopel

  • Friday, April 12, 2013

Funds for Friends will be an event to honor musician Billy Kopel. PHOTO PROVIDED

On Sunday April 21 family and friends of local musician Billy Kopel will get together for a day of golf and music to honor Kopel, who for many years entertained the Lowcountry with his distinctive voice and style of music.

The Funds for Friends day will begin with a Captain’s choice golf outing at the Patriots Point Golf Links, beginning at 9 a.m.

The $80 per player in advance and $90 the day of entry fee includes golf, cart, drinks on the course and food afterward. A $5 per man optional team skins pot will also be available.

For those who don’t like the big course, a miniature golf tournament will be held at Richard’s Classic Golf located on Ben Sawyer next to Buddy Roe’s Shrimp Shack.

There will be a $20 entry fee with half the money going to cash prizes for the golfers. This event will begin at 11 a.m.

Immediately after the miniature golf, Ronnie Johnson, local musician and owner of Buddy Roe’s, will open his stage to many of Billy’s longtime friends to drop in and play all of Billy’s old favorites.

There will be special food and drink prices all day long and raffles throughout the day with many nice prizes donated by Billy’s friends. Funds for Friends was instrumental in helping Kopel meet his financial needs during his sickness before his death. In his honor, the group continues to raise money for groups like Dragon Boat Charleston and other individuals with financial needs due to medical circumstances.

Anyone interested in participating can contact John Mingo at 843-209-4603 or Wanda Mingo at 843-743-4557.

Hole sponsorships for both tournaments would be greatly welcomed.

There is a $100 sponsorship for the main event at the Patriots Point Golf Links and $20 sponsorship for the miniature golf must be in by April 17. It promises to be fun day with the very best music the Lowcountry has to offer.

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