The annual George A. Pegues Family Self-Sufficiency Golf Tournament is HABD’s largest fundraising event with the proceeds benefiting the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District’s (HABD) Naomi H. Truman Scholarship Foundation and The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS).
In 2019, HABD celebrated its 21st year organizing the tournament and has raised more than $200,000 since the first tournament in 1999. The tournament is named in honor of the late George A. Pegues. While serving as deputy director of operations many years ago, Mr. Pegues devoted tireless support to this tournament and to the residents that it was created to benefit. It is with great respect that we continue this tradition in Pegues’ honor. Special guests in the past have included the voice of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Eli Gold, and former FSU head football coach Bobby Bowden.
With your support of the Naomi H. Truman Scholarship Foundation and the FSS Program, residents can become independent through means of community resources and support services. Each year the community is invited to enjoy a day on the green and help support a worthy cause by teeing up (individually or with a team) to raise funds for individuals who are working towards their goals of self-sufficiency.
The funds raised through the tournament assist public housing residents and Section 8 program participants with support services and resources in order for them to achieve their educational, employment and homeownership goals. Each person who registers to play in the tournament and every ad bought for the tournament’s souvenir booklet are contributing to creating strong communities.
HABD is committed to ensuring that the agency is doing its part to assist people who have personal challenges and are seeking avenues to improve themselves. For people who need resources to become self-sufficient, HABD feels compelled to lend a helping hand; but we truly need the community’s help with that effort.
HABD believes an important part of self-sufficiency is education and the Naomi H. Truman Scholarship Foundation is there to provide our residents the necessary tools needed to achieve their personal goals. The goal of HABD’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is for staff to provide support services and resources to residents. Many of the FSS participants have barriers that prevent them from completing their goals such as lack of finances, job training, childcare and transportation; and the FSS program supplies that assistance. Your participation or donation towards the George A. Pegues Family Self-Sufficiency Golf Tournament will help us continue to do so.
For more information contact Lisa Armstrong, Housing Authority of the Birmingham District’s FSS Coordinator, at (205) 521-0681.