HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- Players in the Greater Hickory Classic golf tournament will help raise money for a playground in memory of Zahra Baker every time they shoot one-under-par on any hole.
The Hickory Daily Record reported Monday that Birdies for Zahra will help development of the Zahra Baker All Children's Playground being built at Hickory's Kiwanis Park.
The 10-year-old disabled girl's remains were found last fall weeks after she was reported missing. Her stepmother is charged with second-degree murder.
Birdies for Zahra organizers have asked that contributors pledge donations based on the number of birdies during the three-day tournament that begins Friday.
Primary sponsors of the handicap-accessible playground are the Kiwanis club and the City of Hickory. The playground is expected to open this summer and will cost about $85,000 to complete.