Golf Tournaments Benefit Local Non-Profits

June brings two opportunities to enjoy Alleghany County’s finest golf courses and to assist with the fundraising efforts of two local non-profit organizations.

On June 19th, Alleghany Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) will host a golf tournament at High Meadows Golf and Country Club.  Lunch for golfers will be served at 11:00 am and the tournament begins at 12:00 pm.  Dinner and a concert featuring Wayne Henderson and Friends, the Harris Brothers, and the Alleghany JAM student will follow that evening.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to register for the tournament, visit

Alleghany JAM serves an average of over 80 children per semester from all three elementary/junior high schools in Alleghany County, as well as home schooled children.   Grades 3-8 are eligible with newer classes also available for high school students.  Classes currently meet Mondays and Thursdays, 3:15-5:30 pm at Sparta Elementary School in Sparta, NC.  Lessons with master traditional musicians include guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, bass, clogging and singing. There is also a traditional arts class where kids learn about additional Appalachian cultural arts.  Students take classes twice per week in both an instrument and enrichment area.  Class fees operate on a sliding scale based on school lunch status. 


On Friday, June 22, the Alleghany Wellness Center will hold their annual golf tournament at the New River Country Club.  The format is 4 person captain’s choice. Entry fee includes breakfast/lunch, beverages, goodie bag and more! Various sponsorships levels are still available.

For more information, please contact Alleghany Wellness Center - 336/372-2944 or Kay Choplin - 336/657-2052.

Alleghany Wellness Center, Inc. provides opportunities to our community to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles through health education, medically-supervised programs, and facilities for physical activities and recreation. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving the people of Alleghany County and surrounding areas.