UWCE supporters took the green at the 20th Annual United Way Golf Tournament


Savannah, GA (May 21, 2012) – There is no better way to LIVE UNITED than to spend a day with friends, old and new, on the golf course.  On Monday, May 21, 2012, the 20th Annual United Way Golf Tournament was held at the Club at Savannah Harbor.  Each year, the golf tournament is instrumental in jump-starting the United Way fundraising campaign, as it builds awareness of the human service programs that United Way supports throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties.

The event was a great success, thanks to generous sponsors and supporters.  “It takes everyone pitching in to make this event a success as the need for support in our community continues to grow,” added Rex Cress, United Way Golf Tournament Chair.  “We are aware of the increased needs of the community and grateful for the generosity provided by several businesses throughout the area.”  In total, this year’s tournament raised over $16,000 in proceeds to benefit United Way.

Prizes were awarded to Top 3 Teams and Low Gross, 18 hole challenge winners, as well as an Eagle chance drawing and raffle prizes.  First Place Net winner went to WJCL-ABC/WTGS-FOX.  Second Place Net winner went to Wells Fargo Insurance.  Third Place Net winner went to Coca-Cola.  Low Gross winner went to Seasons of Japan.

Special thanks go to Shane’s Rib Shack for providing lunches for the golfers, as well as 17Hundred90, Bella’s Italian Café, Bonefish Grill, Brasserie 529, Crystal Beer Parlor, Frali Gourmet, Friedman’s Fine Art, Globe Shoe Company, Hyatt Regency Savannah, J. Parker, John B. Rourke, Mansion on Forsyth Park, Poseidon Spa, Ray Ellis Gallery, Savannah Cigars, Savannah Sand Gnats, Stagg Shoppe, The Club at Savannah Harbor, Toucan Café, York Street Deli, Zunzi’s and a number of other local businesses for generously donating prizes for winning participants.

A complete list of tournament sponsors is as follows:

Gold Sponsors:

  1. Chatham Steel Corporation
  2. Coca-Cola Bottling Company United
  3. Critz, Inc.
  4. Savannah Morning News
  5. Seasons of Japan
  6. Shane’s Rib Shack
  7. Wells Fargo Insurance

Silver Sponsors:

  1. Georgia Ports Authority
  2. International Paper
  3. Hargray

Bronze Sponsors:

  1. A & L Auto Body Shop
  2. Ben Tucker Jazz
  3. Georgia Power Company
  4. International Paper
  5. Memorial Health Foundation
  6. MCO Transport
  7. NuStar Energy
  8. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
  9. Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) (2 teams)
  10. Jim Stevenson
  11. Visit Savannah/Savannah Chamber of Commerce

Hole Sponsors:

  1. St. Joseph’s/Candler
  2. Prince Bush Smith Hotels

View 20th Annual United Way Golf Tournament Photo Gallery.

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