ESPN Spartanburg Charity Classic-GREAT Success
Thank you to all who participated, helped, and supported the ESPN Spartanburg Charity Classic. For this to have been our very first tournament, to have such a large field, and to be held on an August afternoon in one of the hottest summers on record, it was a GREAT day.
We’ll have updates including more photos soon.
Special Thanks to:
Kyle Shuler/Sub Station II
Tony Price/Coca-Cola of Spartanburg
Bill Schuler/Budweiser of Spartanburg
Jon Gaminde/Verizon Wireless One
Bill Wingo and John Harris
Heidi Fortune, Greg Tolbert, and Vance Hammond with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate
Kurt Vogel, Kyle Roth, and the entire staff at Willow Creek Golf Club
Friday August 5th at Willow Creek Golf Club in Greer, SC. Our very first golf tournament will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate, specifically to help the Boys & Girls Club at Chesnee Elementary School.
Where is the money going?
The simple answer, to save the Boys & Girls Club at Chesnee Elementary School. “A grant that had provided significant funding for the past eight years ended with the school year and we have a one year mandatory wait before we can jump back into that process. Parents at the Chesnee Elementary location will pay a weekly fee, but over 75% of the club members there are free lunch which means their family really needs every dime to make ends meet. For those who cannot pay an adult family member will be serving as a weekly volunteer for the Club or the school. The community and school district have stepped up to the plate already but we still need help. Chesnee Town Council woman Verhonda Crawford and Chesnee championship pitcher Colby Painter are both alumni of our Chesnee Club. It has been an outstanding program for 10 years, we must keep it going.” –Greg Tolbert, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate.
For a more detailed explanation of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate’s current funding challenges, please visit www.bgcusc.org or see Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate President Greg Tolbert’s letter here.