State Employees’ Credit Union’s (SECU’s) Information Services department hosted their 8th annual SECU Charity Golf Tournament at Riverwood Golf Club in Clayton, NC, raising over $14,000 to benefit SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals! This is the 2nd consecutive year of the tournament’s fundraising efforts for SECU Family House, and this year’s total surpassed last year’s figure by nearly $4,000! Located in Chapel Hill, SECU Family House is a hospitality house offering affordable, safe, “home away from home” accommodations to UNC Hospital’s adult critical care patients and their families.
Over 120 players, guests and volunteers attended the charity event to show support for SECU Family House patients and families throughout North Carolina and beyond. Kirsten Beattie, SECU Family House Development Associate was on hand to greet golfers and guests during registration. Thirty teams participated in the tournament with SECU branch employees, operations staff, family members, and friends showing their fun, but competitive spirit on the links. The top 4 teams were awarded prizes, along with individuals who scored the longest drive and closest to the pin shot.
SECU members began their support for SECU Family House with a $2 million gift via the SECU Foundation in 2005, jumpstarting the Family House capital campaign. Since the House opened its doors in 2008, Credit Union members, branch and operations staff has continued their support of SECU Family House, raising nearly $100,000 to date.
Cheryl Batchelor, SECU tournament director, commented, “We are thrilled with the support we received from SECU staff, family and friends who graciously volunteered their time to make this event successful. In just two years, we have raised over $24,000 for SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals. Many Credit Union employees volunteer at the House and have the opportunity to meet patients and families staying there. Some of their stories will break your heart, but their appreciation for the Family House and its volunteers will leave you wanting to come back again and again to help in any way possible.”