Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center to host ‘Birdies Fore Birdies’ golf tournament fundraiser

During its busiest time of year, a local wildlife center is working to raise money to help care for injured and orphaned animals.

Any day during the spring, the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center can have up to 100 patients coming through their door.

They’ve already seen 15 fox kits, dozens of opossums, ducklings and other baby birds of a variety of species and more.

Watch the ducklings through the WSLS 10 Southwest Virginia Wildlife Cam.

Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center will host the Birdies Fore Birdies golf tournament Friday, June 14 at Hidden Valley Country Club to raise money.

“We are a nonprofit. All of the work that we do relies on community support. Whether that be directly through donations or coming out to events like birdies for birdies. We have to do these events to make ends meet. It’s the community support that makes everything we do possible,” said Chester Leonard, executive director of the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center.

As of Tuesday, Leonard said there is room for at least one more team of four to register for the tournament.


  • June 14th, 2024 @ 1 p.m. shotgun start
  • $1,000,000 Shootout! (3 players from the field will automatically qualify for a chance to take 1 swing at winning 1 million dollars by being the closest to the pin on 1 of the 3 par 3s that don’t have a car as a prize)
  • Hole-in-one Wins a Car!
  • $10k Putting Contest!
  • Lunch & Drinks Provided (BBQ chicken and pork, potato salad, cole slaw, etc.)
  • Door prizes for all golfers
  • Prizes for closest to the pin & longest drive
  • Special appearance from Miss Virginia!

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