Feature Furry Friends: Forward! A dogleg for dog paws – Time to pair up for pets

During those sweltering, humid summer days, let’s take a moment to think about cooler temperatures, rolling fairways, slick greens and… choppy tails! The Heritage Humane Society invites local golfers and animal lovers to Made By for Paws Golf Classic.

Presented by Chesapeake Bankthe refuge’s biggest outdoor fundraiser of the year takes place on the championship courses of Kingsmill Resort. Featured in Sports Illustrated, GOLF, Golf Digest, and more, Make Par for Paws players will hit the same award-winning golf courses that PGA and LPGA players cherished among tour stops.


This popular event is a crowd pleaser for Greater Williamsburg, drawing leaders from across the community for a day of competition, camaraderie and charity.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. It’s Captain’s Choice (Scramble) and there will be contest holes. The big tournament will be played on the River Course and the Plantation Course. For a fun touch, after registration closes, class selections will be made for each participating team by the Heritage Humane Society pups.

Players can stay full and hydrated with a continental breakfast provided by Flavorsbuffet lunch, ice cold beer sponsored by Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital and dessert offered by Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Antonija Simpson.

“At Chesapeake Bank, ‘It’s All About Community’ isn’t just a tagline or slogan. It’s who we are. And we are very proud of our long history of supporting the Heritage Humane Society, which is a vital part of our community,” shares Tucker Edmunds, Mortgage Officer, VP Presenting Sponsor, Chesapeake Bank. “We hope you all come to Make Par for Pets to support this amazing organization.”

Tucker Edmunds with adoptable HHS dog

New this year, people are invited to buy raffle tickets online before the tournament. Raffle sales will open in August and winners will be drawn on the day of the tournament during the lunch prize giving ceremony. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Ace Guaranteed

The Heritage Humane Society guarantees that every player will earn an ‘ace’ knowing that their efforts will go directly to supporting the homeless pets of the Heritage Humane Society. Each year, an average of 1,500 homeless animals are cared for at the shelter and another 1,200 local animals are cared for through its Kibble Kitchen & Beyond, a community outreach program that keeps animals with their families.

Make Par for Paws Golf Classic is hosted by the Heritage Humane Society Auxiliary, or HHS Auxiliary. There are currently 60 HHS Auxiliary Members and new members are welcome. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. in the Heritage Humane Society classroom.

HHS volunteers and staff at the 2021 Make Par for Pets Golf Classic

“Kingsmill Resort is honored to partner with the Heritage Humane Society and the Make Par for Pets Golf Classic. The community service provided by Heritage Humane Society not only for pets in need, but also for local families is second to none,” says Robert Dudeck, Kingsmill Tournament Golf Sales Manager. “The entire staff at Kingsmill Resort looks forward to working with the volunteers of the HHS Auxiliary to create a better environment for these pets.”

Ready to take the course?

Join Make Par for Paws for a day of change of behavior for homeless pets in Greater Williamsburg. Registration for each player includes green fees, golf cart, use of the shooting range, continental breakfast, free draft beer and buffet lunch. Breakfast will be in the Links Landing Tent and lunch will be in the Kingsmill Ballroom. Both locations offer picturesque golf and river views. At lunch there will be a musical performance by Cecil Charles for the enjoyment of golfers and guests.

Sponsorship opportunities that make an impact

As one of the largest charity tournaments in the region, Make Par for Pets creates sponsorship opportunities for impact and visibility. From Sponsor Eagle to Sponsor Birdie to Team Purr-fect, there are options for every budget.

“Make Par for Pets Golf Classic is one of my favorite fundraising events of the year because it brings together so many of our community and business partners for a simply fun day! What’s not to love spending time out of the office raising money for a charity loved by so many. Between the delicious food, the drinks, the amazing ambiance on the James River, the beautiful golf course. We have over 200 registered golfers so far, and hopefully we will sell both courses,” shares Kimberly Laska, CEO of the Heritage Humane Society.

To learn more and have fun, visit HeritageHumane.org or call 757-221-0150. Heritage Humane Society is located at 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

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