Golf classic fundraiser for Jackson County Sheriff Deputy John Burkes

This Saturday, a golf tournament will take place to help raise funds for Jackson County Sheriff Deputy John Burkes.

Deputy Burkes is a 47-year-old Gautier resident who was diagnosed with bulbar ALS on April 20th of this year. Burkes is a father of two sons and has been married for over 23 years.

His sister, Christy Couevas, decided to host the golf tournament to help raise funds for his treatment and daily care.

The tournament will be held at Sunkist Country Club in Biloxi and is a two-man team event.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five teams. “It’s very humbling how the community has come together to help with this. The funds that we are raising are helping rebuilding our childhood home to make it handicapped accessible for him and his family as well as provide medical devices for him to function.”

If you would like to compete in the event, contact 228-249-2305. Entry is $300 per team.

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