Civitans support Alzheimer’s Association with fundraiser | Jamestown News

ByLois C

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Ah, springtime has arrived and for many men and women ideas transform to the excellent outdoors. For some that consists of additional excursions to a golf training course. For the previous 46 years, the Jamestown Civitans Club has combined spring, golfing and fundraising as a way to gain all those in will need in the local community.

Numerous many years back, club customers honored the memory of the late Marylene F. Griffin by naming their yearly event in her memory. An avid golfer herself, Mrs. Griffin participated in this contest for lots of decades.   

This yr, the yearly golfing match is scheduled for May perhaps 14 at Jamestown Park Golf Training course, 7041 East Fork Road, and the Civitans are getting the distribution of proceeds from it one particular stage farther. After conferring with the head of D.H. Griffin Companies, the title sponsor of the match, they agreed to break up the cash acquired among area charities — which include these companies as universities, Loved ones Services of the Piedmont and the YMCA — and the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Affiliation.

“Everyone possibly has a cherished a single influenced by Alzheimer’s or understands somebody who does,” claimed Wray Hodgin, treasurer of the Jamestown Civitans. “We have viewed other clubs who have affiliated with a non-financial gain business and our team decided to aid the Alzheimer’s Association.”

Brittany Holloman, a agent of the Western Carolina Chapter, fulfilled with associates of the Civitans to talk about their drive to sponsor this group and the group verified its need to adopt the Alzheimer’s Association as a receiver of its resources. Somebody from the affiliation is anticipated to be at the tournament to deliver information about it.

The format for the tournament will continue on with sponsorships in a wide variety of concentrations which includes platinum, gold, silver, bronze, beverage carts, signage and longest travel.

“We sponsor almost everything we can other than the bogs,” Hodgin stated with a snicker.

“Sponsorships are a great way to enhance the pot,” Jay McQuillan, previous president, claimed. 

Hodgin is sponsoring a gap in honor of his mate Pete Thompson. Club associates all get the job done towards having several sponsors and gamers.


Jay McQuillan, from still left, previous president of the Jamestown Civitans Club, Wray Hodgin, treasurer, and Keith Volz, existing president, are proven with a single of the indications saying the May possibly 14 golfing match that will assistance assist the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The match is a 4-person Captain’s Preference with a shotgun get started at 9 a.m. It is minimal to the initially 100 golfers.  

“If you do not have a staff, we will try out to place you on a single,” Hodgin said.

The charge to participate in is $150 but charitable donations further than that will be gratefully accepted. Participation incorporates greens rate, cart rental, practice balls to use in advance of participate in commences, Chick-fil-A breakfast and lunch, complimentary beverage cart offerings and one ball-fall ticket. Extra tickets might be bought for $10 each and every.

D.H. Griffin offers a elevate, which is made use of to fall numbered balls on to the exercise green. Tickets with quantities matching types closet to the spike are winners.

There is a income prize of $10,000 for the to start with hole-in-a person on holes 8 and 17. Other prizes, for the longest travel and closest to the pin on chosen holes are probable. Team prizes are divided amid the team’s customers.

For even more information and facts, contact Keith Volz, president, at 336-210-9714 or electronic mail [email protected]

By Lois C