Thursday, April 23, 2009

Brays Island Plantation to Host Croquet Tournament

Brays Island Plantation will again host the Beaufort Marine Institute Invitational Croquet Tournament. In its 18th year, the event has grown to 32, 8-person teams and includes a silent auction and picnic. Last year’s event raised more than $55,000 for the Institute.

The Beaufort Marine Institute (BMI) is a non-profit residential facility that serves as an alternative to prison for juvenile offenders. Three out of four BMI graduates never commit another crime as compared to 50 percent of youth who go to jail. Located on Honeybee Island, South Carolina the Beaufort Marine Institute houses 36 young men ranging in age from 14 to 17 and provides carefully supervised training 24 hours a day. With guidance, support and enforced limits, delinquent youth can develop into confident, well-adjusted and law-abiding adults. Beaufort Marine Institute cares about the kids society has given up on and gives them the tools they need to succeed in life. At BMI, structure, discipline, love and positive role models make the difference, “one kid at a time.”

"Our small role in this event is rewarding one. BMI is a great organization that is making a positive impact in the community and in the lives of these kids" said Tray Maltby, IGM Golf Course Superintendent of preparing the courts for the event.

This year’s event will take place on May 8th and 9th. For more information, to participate or to make a donation to this worthy cause contact Mike Ingram at (843) 846-3149 or by email at