October 7, 2014, Mandeville, LA – The 34th Annual Golf Classic, benefiting Methodist Children’s Home of Greater New Orleans, was held at Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville on Monday, October 6, 2014. With 172 golfers playing on both the Oak and Magnolia courses, the tournament was a remarkable success.

The Golf Classic, sponsored each year by devoted friends of the Home, celebrated its 34th year of providing a fun and entertaining 4 person scramble round of golf, while raising money to support the work of Methodist Children’s Home of Greater New Orleans and its programs. Each year, the event raises more than $70,000 to support the Home’s ministry to children.

According to Mrs. Marlin Giacona, Program Director of the Home, “Proceeds from this golf tournament allow us the opportunity to go above and beyond. Our goal is not only to provide exceptional services, but also give our boys lifetime memories. Our supporters are extremely committed to the Home and they love our kids. We are grateful for another successful and rewarding tournament!”

Methodist Children’s Home of Greater New Orleans cares for young children who have suffered from abuse or neglect and whose behaviors prevent them from living in less intensive settings. The Home provides the most comprehensive residential care available in Louisiana for 24 young boys.

Founded in New Orleans in 1885, the Home has been located in Mandeville since 2008 on the grounds of the former Southeast Louisiana Hospital and is fortunate now to lease a building from Northlake Behavioral Health Systems. Actively searching for 120 acres to build a permanent home, Methodist Children’s Home of Greater New Orleans is preparing for the next 100 years of service to Louisiana’s children and families.

The staff and young boys of the Home thank all the golfers, donors, and sponsors for another very successful Golf Classic!

Learn more about Methodist Children’s Home of Southeast Louisiana and Greater New Orleans.


Mr. Doug Hall
Development Officer, South Louisiana
Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services
1 (985) 860-5247

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