Local high school student forms charity golf tournament

MANQUIN, VA (WWBT) - A local high school student has combined the two things he loves the most - golf and NASCAR - to raise money for a great cause.

King William county resident Craig Hicks has started the Make Drives to Help Save Lives Golf Tournament, which will be held on Wednesday, June 29th at Queenfield Golf Club in Manquin. All proceeds of the event will go to the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation.

Hicks has been a Gordon fan since he was 3 years old, and the soon-to-be senior at Chesapeake Bay Governor's School decided he would help his racing hero to raise money for needy kids.  Hicks interned at RIR during the April race, and was able to tell Gordon that he was holding a golf tournament for his charity. The driver said that was "awesome" and that he was happy that Hicks was helping him to raise money for a great cause.

If you'd like to play in the tournament, email Craig at chicks24@verizon.net. It's a Captain's Choice Tournament, costs $50 to enter, and winners get passes to the upcoming Sprint Cup race at RIR.

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