A croquet tournament in Oxford this weekend benefits an autism support group

OXFORD, Ga. – The deadline is Thursday May 12 to register to take part in the 29th annual Cherry Blossom charity croquet tournament this weekend in Oxford.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at The Church Covington at 11975 Georgia Hwy. 142. Registration and breakfast will begin at 9 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Rockdale County Autism Support Group. It is hosted by the GFWC Heartland Woman’s Club.

The quick and easy rules of golf croquet will be used, organizers said.

The competition will be limited to novice and casual players. There will be up to 64 two-member teams competing in a round robin


The $50 fee per player includes equipment, continental breakfast, lunch and a toast to wine.

Premium prizes will be awarded and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

The Rockdale County Autism Support Group is a family-centered non-profit organization “focused on improving and empowering the lives of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families through a variety of community activities. , awareness and education”, according to information from the organization.

The group grew out of a growing concern among local parents of autistic children about the resources and programs available for children with autism spectrum disorders, including autism, PDD, PDD- NOS and Asperger’s Syndrome, in the Rockdale County area.

For more information, call 770-786-5002 or 404-316-3284 or email [email protected]

Virginia S. Braud