Fort Mill Care Center “Legacy of Caring” Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $40,000 to Fund Food Storage Warehouse
Oct. 12 event at Springfield Golf Club attracted
120 golfers and strong community support
FORT MILL, SC, Oct. 27, 2015 – Area businesses and golfers turned out in numbers for the Fort Mill Care Center’s inaugural “Legacy of Caring” benefit golf tournament on Oct. 12 at the Springfield Golf Club, helping to raise nearly $40,000 for the nonprofit to help fund construction of a new food storage warehouse. The event attracted 22 business sponsors and 120 golfers.
“We’re thankful for the support and generosity of the many business sponsors and contributors who helped make our first benefit tournament a big success and lots of fun for participants,” said Bob Turner, co-chair of the event along with Clay Luton. “All proceeds will go toward construction of a much-needed food storage warehouse for the care center.”
The event was hosted by Springfield Golf Club and its head pro Bud Welch and staff. Business sponsors for the event were AccessOne MedCard, Belk, Cardinal Health, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Diamler Chrysler, Edward Jones Investments/Brian Mathis, Electrolux, Fortified Data, Intersect ENT, Kingsley, Leisure Travel Agency, Paul Mitchell, Precision Painting, Salesforce, Seamless Roofing, Signature Consulting, Synergy Engineering, PA, Synergy Installation Solutions, Velocitor Solutions and York Electric.
Other contributors included 521 Barbeque, AAA Vacations, B&B Distributing, Ballantyne Resort and Spa, Barbara’s Interior Decorating, Beef O’Bradys, Carolina Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Driving Experience, Charlotte Checkers, City Tavern, Danny’s, Dolce Luso, Edgewater Golf, Empire, Flipside Café, Fort Mill Tavern, Founders Credit Union, Grove Park Inn, Leisure Travel Enterprises, Local Dish, Marc Lapointe Golf, NASCAR (race tickets), Passion 8, Pure Barre of Fort Mill, Rock Barn Golf and Spa, Salon 160, Sign Techniques/Keith Helms, Six Pence, South State Bank, Southern Salads, Southlake Denistry, Standard Pacific, The Fish Market and Tips and Toes.
The event included a dinner provided by Gourmet Gents in Tents of Fort Mill and a raffle featuring great prizes including a 7-night Celebrity Caribbean Cruise donated by Leisure Travel Enterprises won by golfer Joe Reed.
Diana Bernard, Fort Mill Care Center president, said, “The community response to our appeal for funds to construct a new storage warehouse has been strong and we’re very grateful. Our volunteers are planning additional fundraisers, including a holiday bow sale, to help us reach our ‘Legacy of Caring’ goal. Please visit our website and Facebook page to learn more about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.”
Donations to the “Legacy of Caring” campaign may be made online via the Center’s website (http://www.fortmillcarecenter.org), by mail (PO Box 1401 Fort Mill, SC 29716) or by dropping them off at the Center’s office at 2760 Old Nation Road.
The center recently moved its office and pantry from 818 Tom Hall St. to a newly renovated building at 2760 Old Nation Road and re-opened to serve its clients on August 31. The new location will allow the center to add more storage space for its food pantry in order to accommodate the generous donations of food, produce and other necessities received from Fort Mill area individuals and businesses throughout the year. In recent years, the Center has had to turn away donations because of inadequate storage space.
Last year, the Fort Mill Care Center offered short-term emergency assistance to clients by providing food, help with utility bill payments, emergency dental care, medical prescriptions and holiday meals and gifts for children and seniors. In all, more than 99,000 pounds of food were distributed and a total of $233,000 was given to assist 3,539 families.
Link to event picture – https://flic.kr/s/aHsko45gc7
Press Release – Fort Mill Care Center Golf Tournament Results – News Release