The Northwest Chapter raised more than $9,000 to help fight hunger in NW North Carolina on May 16th. The credit union chapter raised the impressive amount at its Annual Golf Tournament, which was held Wednesday, May 16th at Salem Glen Country Club in Clemmons.
Around 85 golfers participated in the event, which was held under sunny skies. In addition to funds raised through golfing, the chapter held a silent auction and solicited corporate donations from chapter credit unions. "We were really excited to have such a great result this year," said Chapter President LaKeisha Moore (Premier FCU). Moore noted that the proceeds were still being tallied, but that the funds raised will be close to a record total for the tournament.
The money collected got a boost from Howe Construction, which sold beverages on the 17th tee to the thirsty golfers. These efforts raised an additional $350 for the Food Bank.
Following the tournament, golfers enjoyed a catered lunch and learned more about the Second Harvest Food Bank and the problem of hunger in the region.The agency, which was founded in 1981, has distributed more than 100 million pounds of food to 18 counties in northwest NC.