The Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School’s golf tournament is a fundraiser for a good cause.


“We’re working on upgrading our technology, primarily,” said John Strother, school board chairman. “We want to make sure we have the latest in computers in our classrooms.”


The tournament is scheduled for May 4 at Cedar Creek Golf Course in Aiken. There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m.


“It’s a challenging course, but it’s a fun course,” Strother said. “It has quite a range of different terrains; it’s up and down. The many trees make it very attractive, too.”


Jim McNair Jr., owner of the historic Aiken Golf Club, finalized his purchase of Cedar Creek late last year following approximately 10 months of negotiations.


Arthur Mills designed Cedar Creek. The 18-hole course is nestled in the middle of the master-planned Cedar Creek community that includes 5 miles of nature trails.


“A lot of work has been done on the course since Jim McNair has taken over,” said Strother, who lives in the Cedar Creek community. “Some of the trees have been cut down to open up the course. The greens have gotten better and the fairways are in much better shape. The traps are in better shape, too.”


The cost for the tournament is $75 per player. Holes can be sponsored at cost levels of $500, $1,000 or $1,500. The amount paid to sponsor each hole will cover the fees for four golfers to participate in the tournament.


There will be prizes of $250 in value apiece for the champion gross and the champion net. Merchandise will be awarded to the second- and third-place teams, and door prizes will be given for the longest and straightest drives and tee shots closest to the pins.


“We had tournaments in 2009 and 2010, and our experiences were good,” Strother said.


“But putting them on was a lot of work and we were going through some school and board changes. This year, I basically thought we were stable enough to go ahead and hold a tournament again.”


Founded in 1996, Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School is for children in 3K through fifth grades. It has 56 students.


For more information about the tournament, call 803-295-2905 or 803-640-5372.