The second golf tournament, silent auction and benefit dinner for Lauren Daley will be held on Dec. 4 at Kingwood Country Club. Proceeds from the event will go towards the cost of providing an intervener for Lauren Daley, a deafblind child of Kingwood. “We are so proud of our community’s willingness to share their time and resources. It is one of the big reasons we love Kingwood,” said Caroline Kupstas Daley, Lauren’s mother. “The support Lauren has received and continues to receive will ensure she reaches her full potential.” The intervener, a highly specialized teacher trained for deafblind individuals, costs the Daley family $1000 per week. The Daley’s pay for the interveners in part with donations from the community. The deadline to register for the golf tournament and the dinner is on the day of the event. The cost is $125 per person to register for the golf tournament. Tickets to attend the silent auction and dinner cost $25 per person. The golf tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. with open registration, a putting contest and lunch. The shotgun start on the Forest Course will be at noon. The golf tournament will conclude at 5 p.m. with a bar-be-cue dinner, awards and prizes. Teams of four are permitted for the event. Individuals and pairs will be put into groups. The registration fee includes greens and cart fees, driving range time, complimentary beer and soda, lunch, bar-be-cue dinner and one replay certificate. Prizes include a flat screen TV, golf clubs and bags, apparel and gift certificates. Later that evening, a silent auction and benefit dinner will be held in the main ballroom at 7 p.m. A selection of live piano holiday music and requests will be played during the auction and dinner by Frank Longo. Dancing will follow dinner. A made-to-order pasta buffet and a selection of desserts are on the menu. Many items from local businesses have been donated to the silent auction including a 4 day, 3 night Florida golf getaway and an English holiday. Thomas Markle jewelers donated a heart-shaped necklace valued at $150. A one-night stay was donated by Home Suites in Kingwood. A variety of packages and items will be available at the auction from local businesses such as Gayle’s Hallmark, Rico’s Mexican Restaurant, Pampered Chef and Hair by Addi. Lauren Daley was born 17 weeks’ premature. She is legally deaf and blind: however, Lauren continues to improve with the help of her intervener. “Her progress has already amazed all the professionals she has worked with.  They see what she does, shake their head and smile and say, ‘She’s got such a good brain in there,’” said Daley. “We just want to give her every chance to use it.” This past summer, Lauren began learning to walk with a cane and to use a hearing aid. Recently, Lauren began vocalizing and making her wants known. For more information, visit or e-mail Caroline Kupstas Daley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Photo: Lauren Daley, a deafblind child from Kingwood, enjoys a swim in the pool.

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