Annual Golf Tournament raises $38,000 in support of The Roanoke Center
AULANDER, N.C.– Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s 2nd Annual Golf Classic raised nearly $38,000 to support the program and services offered to the community through its non-profit affiliate, The Roanoke Center.
The tournament took place at Scotch Hall Preserve Golf Course, Merry Hill, NC on Nov. 2. While a brief morning drizzle got the day off to a damp start, the light rain dissipated quickly and forecasted storms held off until well after the tournament’s conclusion. So Under slightly overcast skies and enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures, the 52 golfers completed the tournament's full 18 holes of golf and participated in a variety fun competitions throughout the day. The competitions included a Hole-In-One contest, with the golfers vying for a fully loaded 2018 Chevy Sonic RS, sponsored by Strickland’s Auto Group of Ahoskie.
“I would like to extend a huge thank you to every sponsor and donor who helped to make the golf tournament an exciting and successful fundraising event,’ said co-op President and CEO Curtis Wynn. “We are grateful for all of those who participated in support of this worthy cause.”
More than 20 organizations, including corporate and community partners, as well as sister electric co-ops, donated funds as event sponsors in order to support The Roanoke Center programs. Sponsoring organizations included the National Rural Utilities Finance Corporation, ECC Technologies, Inc., Landis+Gyr Energy Management Solutions, Lee Electrical Construction, Inc., S&C Electric Company, Southeastern Data Cooperative, Data Watt Solutions, Booth & Associates, LLC, Hawkins Golf Pro Consultants, Haywood Electric Membership Corporation, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, Southern Bank of Ahoskie, UniFirst Corporation, Xylem Tree Experts, Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation, Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corporation, Eastern Utility Services, Edgecombe-Martin Electric Membership Corporation, Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation, Orion Solutions, LLC, Southeastern Transformer Company, Tarheel Electric Membership Association, and Redwine’s Garage & Parts.
The co-op’s Chief Operating Officer, Marshall Cherry, congratulated tournament winners Doug Salers, Mike Fulkerson, Kent Harrell, and Donald Anthony, and echoed the team's appreciation for everyone’s participation. “This year’s event was made possible by the generous contributions, spirited and friendly competition, heartfelt goodwill and dedication to The Roanoke Center mission demonstrated by each and every person, player and organization involved,” said Cherry. "We are already looking forwrd to our 3rd annual Golf Classic Tournament in 2019."
The mission of the Roanoke Center is to serve as a community and business resource working to enhance quality of life of citizens in the surrounding communities. The organization promotes technology-based economic development in Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton counties, offers technology access and training and spearheads programs to boost regional economic development.
Roanoke Electric Cooperative provides service to 14,500 members in Bertie, Hertford, Halifax, Northampton, Gates, Perquimans and Chowan counties. Chartered in 1938 to provide light and power to farms, the co-op today serves as an engine of economic development and provides educational, recreational and community assistance services to enhance the quality of life of its member-owners throughout the diverse communities it serves. Roanoke Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.