Fifth Annual Goblin Gallop Raises Record Breaking Funds for Charity

Atlanta, GA, November 27, 2008 --( Heron Bay Golf and Country Club’s fifth annual Goblin Gallop was a record breaking event, raising over $25,000 for the Hands of Hope Clinic, Henry County's only free medical and dental clinic. More than 250 participants put on their running shoes and Halloween costumes to participate in this year’s event which was held on Oct. 25, 2008 and included a 6K run, 1 mile Run/Walk and a Tot Trot for children ages 5 and under.

“The Goblin Gallop is Hands of Hope’s largest annual fundraiser and we are so appreciative of the hard work and dedication that Heron Bay Golf and Country Club gives to this event each year,” said Janet Turner, Founder of Hands of Hope Clinic. “This year’s race was the best in the history of the Goblin Gallop and it could not have been this successful without the generosity of our wonderful volunteers, runners, sponsors and supporters.”

Established in 2004 as a way to bring the community together while drawing awareness of and raising funds for the Hands of Hope Clinic, the Goblin Gallop has grown in size each year, and has been hosted by Heron Bay Golf and Country Club since 2005. Last year’s Goblin Gallop attracted more than 230 participants and raised more than $20,000 for the clinic.

New to this year’s event was the raffle of a plasma television, which broadcasted the Georgia versus Louisiana State University game during the race. Raffle tickets were given to the 6K participants upon registration and additional raffle tickets were sold during the event. Tim Burnham, 19, from Griffin, Ga., was the winner named following the conclusion of the race.

Sponsorship dollars, registration fees and raffle ticket sales all benefited the Hands of Hope Clinic, a free Christian medical clinic in Henry County. The clinic operates every Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1010 Hospital Drive on the campus of Henry Medical Center. Its commitment is to provide any resident of the county who does not qualify for Medicare or

Medicaid, has no private health insurance and who cannot afford to see a doctor, with basic medical care and free medications as available. Hands of Hope Clinic relies on help from volunteers, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, therapists, and other various healthcare personnel and is financially supported through its volunteers and charitable donations. All monies raised during the Goblin Gallop and plasma television raffle will support the clinic.

To visit Heron Bay, take I-75 South to Exit 216. Turn right and proceed five miles to Heron Bay Golf & Country Club.

About Heron Bay Golf & Country Club
Named the “Community of the Year” in 2005 by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, and awarded the 2006 Grand Award for Outstanding Development by the Georgia Urban Forest Council, Heron Bay Golf & Country Club, developed by Minerva Properties, is a master-planned community that is setting new standards for development in the Atlanta marketplace. Heron Bay includes a variety of neighborhoods designed for every life stage and features a full complement of unparalleled amenities in a resort-like setting in Locust Grove, Ga., just south of Atlanta. For more information, visit or call 770-957-5633.

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