Looking to help Makayla Woodward’s family pay for mounting bills, one local golf club will hold a fundraising tournament March 26.
Carolina Crossing Golf Club in York, S.C., will hold the Makayla Woodward Golf Tournament, starting at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is the brainchild of employee Dana Harris, who said she just wanted to lend a hand.
“We heard about the little girl and her uncle, Robert Frady, is a golfer here, so we just wanted to help in any way we could,” Harris said. “The family didn’t really have the money to take care of (Makayla’s) funeral expenses, and the grandmother also has hospital bills to deal with.”
On Jan. 12, two pit bulls attacked and killed Woodard, when she walked out of her house at 324 Rehobeth Road in Waxhaw to play with her own dogs. The pit bulls also seriously injured Makayla’s grandmother, Nancy Presson, when she tried to rescue the girl, leading Waxhaw police officers to shoot the dogs. Presson has since returned home.
Harris, who has two kids, said she couldn’t imagine losing one so young.
“I have a little boy who was injured in a hunting accident,” Harris said. “I can’t imagine what the family is going through, but we want to help.”
Those looking to register for the tournament can do so by visiting www.carolinacrossinggc.com and filling out the forms available there. The cost is $60 per player for the four-member team, captain’s choice tournament. Any money left over after the family’s bills are covered will go to the Levine Children’s Hospital, Harris said.
Additionally, the Woodward family has set up a fund where people can donate, one to help with Makayla’s funeral costs and another to pay Makayla’s headstone. People can send in donations to Davis Funeral Home, 1003 E Franklin St., Monroe NC 28112. For more information, people can also call the funeral home at 04-289-4242.