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It was a tough assignment, but someone had to do it.

Thursday, June 26 was the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament, held this year at Old Trail.  None of our staff can claim to be a golfer, however, our good friends at BB&T were sponsoring the 15th hole and holding a contest there to benefit United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area. So Shaele Wood, Caroline Emerson, Kim Connolly and Kim’s son Sean volunteered to man the tent in shifts. It was a “Stick the Green” contest, and golfers could donate $10, and if they got the ball on the green, would be eligible for a 50/50 raffle or other prizes. First prize winner was John Sampson from Pepsi. Bobby Battle won 2nd, Rob Zombie 3rd.    

We were able to witness a vast diversity of local golf talent – from foursomes that we could have joined with little shame, to some SERIOUS golfers with some electronic gizmos to tell exactly the distance to the green. All seemed to be having fun, and we got to meet a lot of nice people and also visit with many good friends of the United Way.

Sean, a high school student, probably had the most fun as our official golf cart chauffeur and go-fer (any excuse to drive the cart!), and has already signed up to help at our own tournament in July: The Keswick-United Way Golf Classic, presented by State Farm Insurance and Keswick Hall, Club and Estate.  Save the date of July 28 for the opportunity to play golf and enjoy both lunch and dinner at Keswick for only $100 a player. Check out the flyer for sponsorship and registration information.  Hurry--the tournament is only open to 90 golfers!

Thanks again to our friends at BB&T for their generous support of United Way and for providing us with a beautiful sunny day next to the mountains.

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Bryan Thomas setting up the BB&T tent on Hole 15.


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Our friends from State Farm on the green.  State Farm is sponsoring our Keswick-United Way Golf Classic on July 28.  Click here for more information.


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Many thanks to BB&T for supporting the United Way!

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