• Golfers compete to raise Chamber funds
By Linda Green

Bill Hopkins, tournament chairman, and Tish Chase, director of the Chamber of Commerce, stand with the Zac Brown Band autographed guitar that was a raffle prize. Photo by Linda Green.

Golf carts filled with 22 teams of men and women left the starting line at 1 p.m. on Oct. 11 to play 18 holes of golf at Belle Meade County Club.
The three-man teams struck out to play in the annual tournament of the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce.
The men and women, representing industries from across the CSRA, played for a variety of prizes that included the grand prize opportunity to win a $25,000 pickup truck for a hole in one. The day also included a silent auction of gifts and the raffle of a guitar signed by the members of the Zac Brown Band.
The annual tournament, which normally generates $10,000 to $15,000 for the chamber, is the organization’s main fundraiser and supports all of the chamber’s programs and events for the year.
Bill Hopkins, a local realtor and tournament organizer, said the event was about support and a good time. “This is an opportunity for networking among the people of our community businesses. It is a great time to give back and to support our chamber,” he said.

To read more on this story, see the Wed., Oct. 16, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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