Augusta, Georgia, United States: Some might say, it is only a game of golf. But it’s so much more and there are thousands of people who can attest to that by way of the United Way of the Central Savannah River Area in Georgia (CRSA) – Club Car’s partner and beneficiary in their annual Golf Charity Classic.
For the past seven years, Club Car’s United Way Golf Charity Classic has continued its traditional mix of fun and fund-raising at nearby Champions Retreat Golf Course in Evans, Georgia, raising more than US$946,367 and helping thousands in the community.
Last year alone, 218,000 local residents were assisted by one or more of UWCSRA’s 44 programmes and initiatives.
The funds raised on the golf course have played a hand in providing affordable housing and support services for women with mental health and substance use disorders, who would not be able to afford recovery options otherwise.
In addition, children are able to live with their mothers while undergoing services so these women don’t have to make a choice of being mothers or seeking help – they can do both.
“These funds will continue to provide counselling services to improve and strengthen individuals and families; a vital component to enhancing our communities,” said Kim Grimes, Senior Resource Development Manager of United Way of the CSRA, Inc. This year’s event at Champions Retreat brought in a record-high US$165,000.
“Club Car’s relationship with the United Way is a great example of how corporations and their employees can join forces with community organisations like the United Way and make a real difference,” said Robert McElreath, Club Car United Way Golf Tournament sponsor.
“Many volunteers and participants come together each year to give back and because of their generous spirit they are enhancing peoples’ lives by way of one annual golf tournament.”
Club Car is an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.