Surry County Schools Educational Foundation raised more than $40,000 at its annual Golf Tournament for the Surry County Education Foundation recently
The Fifth Annual Gold Classic golf tournament, sponsored by Carolina Carports, was held at Pilot Knob Park Country Club Sept. 10.
This annual golf tournament is one of two major fundraisers for the foundation. “We are deeply indebted to our sponsors and supporters that make this tourney a success.” said Brent McKinney, foundation president.
The tournament was an all-day event with golfers teeing off at 8 a.m. and after lunch at 1:30 p.m.
Chris Lawson sang the national anthem before the golfers headed onto the course along with North Surry’s JROTC presenting the colors, in the morning and East Surry band playing the national anthem and the JROTC presenting the colors before the afternoon tee time.
Lunch buffet of hamburgers and hot dogs was served in between and was sponsored by Ameritas, J’s Office Supply and Petroleum Transport Company.
Twenty teams of four played in the morning tournament, divided into two flights. Twenty-six teams of four played in the afternoon, again divided into two flights.
“The morning weather was perfect, the whole day went smoothly,” said Melissa White, foundation liaison.
The morning flight winners in first place were Classic Business System and Neil Atkins team. The second place winners for the two morning flights were Surry Central High School team and Kevin Powell Foothill Ford/Rockford Elementary team.
Closest to pin winner for the morning was Tony Varney.
Longest Drive for Men was Chris Saffelle.
Longest Drive for Women was Jennifer Summons.
The afternoon flight winners who placed first were David’s Boys team and Frank Welch and Sons team. Second place teams were Waste Management and Surry Insurance Team.
Closest to pin for the afternoon was Dustin Hunter.
Longest Drive for men was Jon Gambill.
First place winners for the flights received crystal trophies and gold certificates. Second place flight winners received golf and dining certificates. Closest to pin winners received a $500 gift certificate to Parrish Tire.
“With continued support, we will be able to support our students, teachers and administration, as we work to become the best school system in North Carolina.” said Mckinney.
Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or firstname.lastname@example.org