ECC Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $30,000
The Edgecombe Community College Foundation’s 34th Annual Golf Tournament raised approximately $30,000 for student scholarships, an increase from last year’s fund-raising total of about $24,000.
The tournament was held October 10 at Maccripine Country Club in Macclesfield. Thirty-four teams competed in the tournament, which is among the largest fundraisers for student scholarships held by the ECC Foundation.
“The weather was perfect, and the golfers enjoyed themselves and played well, but the greatest outcome is the tremendous amount of funds raised through team entry fees, sponsorships, and other gifts. Every dollar will be used to fund student scholarships,” says Lynwood Roberson, executive director of the ECC Foundation.
An added attraction at the golf tournament this year was world long drive champion Jeff Crittenden, who demonstrated his long drive skills throughout the day.
Webb’s Lawn Service took first place in the first flight, with team members Cole Jeffreys, Tommy Tolson, Kathy Webb, and Timmy Webb.
Southern Bank was second in the first flight, played by Tommy Deal, Dudley Etheridge, Joey Etheridge, and Charlie Rose.
Franklin Bakery captured third in the first flight, with team members Brian Brantley, Joey Etheridge, Chason Ricks, and Kendall Strickland.
The Wooten Company won first place in the second flight, with team members Miles Galloway, William Larsen, Michael Matthews, and Michael Peters.
Institutional Interiors placed second in the second flight, played by team members Ricky Abrams, Mike Baskett, Tim Hill, and Scott Seymour.
In Memory of Ann and Vines Cobb came in third in the second flight, with team members Martha Cobb, Raymond Cobb, Sylvia Cobb, and Carl Warren.
Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant placed first in the third flight, with team members John Adams, Kenneth Farmer, Cornelius Staton, and Tommy Tippette.
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital came in second in the third flight, with team members Billy Barnes, Jim Bullins, Earl Marshall, and Scott Norville.
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery placed third in the third flight, played by Grover Boyd, Dave Markel, Bob Satonick, and Kevin Williams.
Corporate sponsors of the golf tournament were Keihin Carolina System Technology; Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant; DeLoatch & Hinton, PLLC; Piedmont Natural Gas; and LS Cable.
Fairway sponsors included Tempie Fuller, Hartwell’s Team, Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, Providence Bank, Kanban, J. Vines and Ann Cobb Memorial Team, and Edmondson Insurance Agency.
“The ECC Foundation Golf Tournament is a win-win event for everyone,” Roberson adds. “The golfers have a great time, and ECC students are the beneficiaries. We are grateful for the support of so many, including the sponsors, golfers, and volunteers.”