Tourney Raises Funds for Coalition
Despite uncertain economic conditions and the sticky July heat, the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care reported record income from their fifth annual charity golf tournament which was played July 21 at National Golf Club.
According to Coalition Executive Director Caroline Eddy, the 2008 First Bank/ Coalition Golf Classic netted $32,689, bringing the total raised to over $150,000 since the event was begun.
He added, "We have been extremely busy this year as current economic conditions have sent the Coalition many new clients asking for and needing help."
Tournament Director Bob Bambauer said "As our major fundraiser of the year, the proceeds from this event enable the Coalition to continue our mission to serve the needy and less fortunate in Moore County with food, clothing and emergency financial assistance."
At the post-tournament awards luncheon Honorary Chairperson Peggy Kirk Bell congratulated the winners and thanked all who participated as sponsors, players, volunteers, and committee members.
Winners of the Low Gross contest were Bobby Burwell, Roger Bailey, Peter Pottle and Rick McDermott with a team score of 56.
Defending Champions Tim Sloan, Katja Dammann, Jim Byrd and Ted Natt were Winners of Low net, finishing with a 51.2 net.
The Coalition for Human Care is a state-chartered nonprofit corporation founded in 1986 by twelve concerned churches. Currently, over 70 area churches support the effort along with the United Way of Moore County, many service organizations, businesses, individuals, and the Coalition's resale shops.
Donations or requests for services can be made at the Coalition headquarters located at 1500 W. Indiana Avenue in Southern Pines, by telephone at 910-693-1600, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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