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Golf tournament raises money for St. Mary's School

Posted at 6:48 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 19:52:21-04

Sky's the Limit of Acadiana hosted its fourth and last fundraising golf tournament today.

It's the last because the goal of the tournament - to raise enough money to build an eight-person group home at a complex of homes for St. Mary's Residential Training School - has been met, says Karen Juneau, founder of the non-profit.

The 100 people who live at St. Mary's have been living in old, over-crowded dorms and eating in a cafeteria. Now they will be living in one of the 15 eight-person group homes, and sleeping and eating in their own home, Juneau says.

"The community was completed in May. They should all be moved into their houses by the end of the year," Juneau says. "We've been raising money for one of these homes, the Acadiana House, and we're proud to say our goal has been met. After this tournament, we will have raised $250,000 over the past four years."

Juneau says the people who will live in these homes can't ask form themselves, so her group has been asking for support and sponsorships. And Acadiana answered, she said.

"It's been a huge success. We are abundantly grateful for everyone's blessings and support," she said. "Acadiana is just an amazing place to live. The support we've received over the past four years has just been incredible."