United Way Charity Classic golf tournament raises $73,000

Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway presented a check for $54,808 to the Georgia Health Sciences Children's Medical Center, funds raised through a six-week Children's Miracle Network Hospitals campaign. Teri Perry (from left), vice president of adult patient care services at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center; Jim Mumford, vice president of children's administration and administrative director of pediatrics at Georgia Health Sciences Children's Medical Center; Gerry Gant, market manager of Walmart Market 30, Region 3; cashier Nellie Poindexter; people greeter Jackie Greenlaw; assistant manager Kathryn Watts; cashier Rise Colquitt; shift manager Mike Corley; and store manager Jason DiLorenzo, all of Walmart Store No. 1227 on Bobby Jones Expressway; and Steven Scott, the chief operating officer of Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center were at the presentation.

The inaugural United Way Charity Classic presented by Club Car raised more than $73,000 for health and human service programs supported by United Way of the CSRA.


The event, which attracted 128 golfers, including a number of Club Car suppliers, was held at the Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans. Funds from the tournament will go toward United Way’s 2012 fundraising campaign, which supports 42 health and human service programs in Augusta and the surrounding area.

“United Way would not be able to meet the growing needs of our community without the generous support of partners like Club Car,” said Rina Powell, United Way’s senior director of resource development. “The impact of an event like this on our community is tremendous.”

Club Car is a longtime supporter of the United Way of the CSRA.

“Club Car is delighted to continue our support for United Way and the work it does to address the needs of local residents and organizations,” said Jason Goldberg, Club Car’s vice president of Aftermarket Parts and Services and the company’s United Way representative.

“We also appreciate the participation of so many of our suppliers, who helped make the first Charity Classic a success.”