6th Annual Kyle Allison Golf Classic raises $50,000

Local golfers stepped onto the Centennial Valley Country Club greens on May 6, supporting Renewal Ranch during its 6th Annual Kyle Allison Golf Classic, presented by Centennial Bank. More than $50,000 was raised for the ministry.

Brooks Sisson enjoyed the tournament. Photo by Jubal Davidson.

Tournament set-up began early with Phase 1 Renewal Ranch residents arranging tents and treats, including breakfast by Chick-Fil-La and coffee by Shadrach’s Coffee. With a 7:45am popping start by SpaceX fireworks, over 20 morning flight teams moved out on their carts to enjoy the first half of the classic.

As noon approached and the morning flight returned for a delicious BBQ-catered lunch by Bill Temple with Centennial Valley Country Club, players with the afternoon flight began to roll in and practice their winning swings.

At the end of the day, the team representing River Valley WinWater took home the shiny Kyle Allison Golf Classic trophy to display until next year’s tee time.

“Our golf classic raised over 50K for Renewal Ranch’s programs, and we look forward to May 5th next year for an even bigger and better tournament” said Kelli Brawley, Special Events Coordinator.

“We would like to thank Douglas Companies, Hoist Hydration Drinks, PepsiCo, Chick-Fil-A, Maggie’s Cookies, First Security Bank, Julie’s Sweet Shoppe, Centennial Bank, Chicken Salad Chick, Target, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and all the businesses that supported our golf tournament with prizes,” said Brawley.

Debbie Allison, the mother of the late Kyle Allison, gave her blessing to have the golf tournament to be renamed after Kyle five years ago. 

“The tournament has meant so much to our family,” said Allison. “We see Kyle’s friends, coworkers, and business associates return each year as a testimony to the love and admiration so many hold for him and for the place that supported him through his personal struggle with addiction.”

For Allison, Renewal Ranch still holds a place in the family’s heart and keeps them excited for the classic every year. 

“Our family, extended family, and many friends have seen firsthand the impact the ministry of Renewal Ranch has had on hundreds of men and their families. Watching this happen over and over again is what keeps our family connected with Renewal Ranch.”

ABOUT RENEWAL RANCH: Renewal Ranch, located on 116 beautiful acres near Conway, Arkansas, is a faith-based residential addiction recovery program for men ages 21 and older. It was founded on the belief that addiction is a spiritually rooted issue and that men who submit their lives to Christ are much more likely to overcome addiction, become reunited with their families, and be productive members of society.The 12-month program, broken into two Phases, is designed to help each man discover and address his spiritual issues. It is based on the teachings and principles of the Bible and incorporates five key components: an Atmosphere of Love, Brotherhood, Bible Study, Service, and Spiritual Discipline. It offers counseling, job, and life skills, work and volunteer opportunities, and specific job training. The staff, instructors, mentors, and volunteers are Christian leaders committed to the program and believe in its success.”