Vine Maple Place is teeing up a fund-raiser

Golfers can help Vine Maple Place continue its mission to help homeless families by plahing in a fund-raising golf tournament Sept. 19 at Lake Wilderness Golf Course.

Vine Maple Place is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization based in Maple Valley that provides transitional housing and support services for homeless children and their families.

The tournament’s $100 entry fee for participants includes dinner, prizes, a silent auction, “and the opportunity to support a great cause,” organizers said.

Registration will begin Aug. 1. Additional information is available from Tom Frets at (206) 715-3860 or Steve Englund at (425) 432-9405.

Covenant Church hosting sports camp for young kids

Kent Covenant Church will host a sports camp for soccer, basketball and cheerleading July 28-Aug. 1 for children 8 to 12 years old.

The sessions of Undefeated Sports Camp are scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. A fee of $65 includes a t-shirt. Registration can be done at or (253) 631-0222 (extension 300), according to Susan Sommerman, ministry opportunities director.

The church is at 12010 SE. 240th St.

Christian Friends of Troops take donations to send overseas

In addition to getting their groceries, shoppers at the Safeway store in Maple Valley last Saturday could do something for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Volunteers for Christian Friends of Troops, from Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, accepted donations of food and personal-care items for military personnel.

In addition, old cell phones were collected for the “Cell Phones for Soldiers” drive. The phones are exchanged for pre-paid phone cards for troops.

Shepherd of the Valley is part of ongoing efforts to send donated supplies to troops. Additional information on the campaign is available at (425) 432-1373.

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