The Mini Golf Guys raising money for children in Virginia in 2019

The longest running miniature golf tournament in the world’s history will make a stop in Virginia as The Mini Golf Guys compete in their tournament and raise money for the Children's Home Society of Virginia in August 2019.

“We’re beyond excited to play in our 11th state,” said Alex Cram, one of three participants in the tournament. “More importantly, this year we’re going to be doing something we’ve talked about for years in helping make the community we visit a better place.”

This year The Mini Golf Guys (TMGG) will be raising money and awareness for the Children’s Home Society of Virginia (CHS). CHS is a full-service, private, nonprofit, non-sectarian licensed child-placing agency. It is one of Virginia’s oldest adoption agencies. CHS is guided by the fundamental belief that every child deserves a home. To date, CHS has successfully facilitated placement of more than 13,500 children into safe and permanent homes.

“At CHS we are delighted to partner with The Mini Golf Guys to help support some of Virginia’s most vulnerable children,” said Bruin S. Richardson, III Chief Advancement Officer at CHS.

Over the next seven months TMGG will be finalizing plans for the trip, including exploring which of the many courses in Virginia will be played and deciding which communities they will be spending time in.

The group will also be formalizing their plans to raise money and awareness for CHS, a group TMGG were attracted to immediately when they started to research opportunities to make a difference in Virginia.

“The friendships we’ve been fortunate enough to experience would not be possible without the stability we all experienced at home,” said Anthony Haakenson, who leads the tournament’s competition through 10 years. “Hopefully when we look back at our adventure in Virginia, we’ll be proud of the work we’ve done and make it easier for even one child to develop the kinds of friendships we have.”

Those interested in donating to CHS can do so now at chsva.org/minigolfguys.

Virginia will be the 11th state The Mini Golf Guys have competed in as they look to compete in all 50 states in 50 years. A temporary schedule, more information and updates about the 2019 trip will be posted at theminigolfguys.com/virginia leading up to the tournament.