STATE ROAD — A total of 96 golfers teed up at Cedarbrook Country Club for the 7th Annual Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation Golf Tournament starting on Thursday morning. The popular fundraising event benefited the co-op’s Operation Round Up® program this year. More than $20,000 was raised through this year’s tournament.
Operation Round Up is a voluntary program allowing SYEMC members give back to their communities by rounding up their monthly electric bills to the next dollar amount. The difference is donated to the Operation Round Up program and provides valuable assistance to several local charitable organizations and families in need throughout the SYEMC service area.
“It’s amazing how a little pocket change can make such a big difference,” commented Rhonda Hill SYEMC’s Community Products Committee chair.
Community Projects Committee Chair and Operation Round Up fund agent. Since the program began in 2001, SYEMC members have donated more than $1.3 million to our community.
Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation is a local, not-for-profit electric cooperative that provides power to more than 27,000 metered accounts in Surry, Yadkin, Wilkes, Stokes, and Forsyth counties. The cooperative’s mission is to provide outstanding service that powers our rural communities.
Operation Round Up is governed by a board of directors made up of volunteers from each of the counties served by SYEMC. They review each application and make decisions about how funds are allocated.
The proceeds from this year’s tournament will make a big difference in the lives of the families served by several local organizations. “We’re appreciative of the continued support from Pike Electric and Carter Utility and Tree Service (CUTS) and all of our sponsors and teams of golfers who made this year’s tournament another success,” says SYEMC Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Puckett.
For more information about SYEMC and the co-op’s community programs, visit syemc.com.