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United Way sponsors tee it up at Savannah Harbor
Event raises more than $24,000
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United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted its 15th Annual Golf Tournament on June 4 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 community based programs and non-profit member agencies that United Way supports throughout the Coastal Empire.  

A record number of golf teams, comprised of community leaders and United Way supporters, joined together to enjoy a day of fun in the sun and raise more than $24,000 to reinvest in community health and human services.

Prizes were awarded to the top three teams and low gross, 18 hole challenge winners, as well as an eagle chance drawing and prize raffle.

All proceeds benefit the United Way of the Coastal Empire to support more than 90 community oriented programs in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties and fulfill their mission “To Improve Lives By Mobilizing The Caring Power of Communities.”

Gold team sponsors were: AT&T, the Real Yellow Pages; Carrabba’s Italian Grill; Chatham Steel Corporation; Dobransky Foundation; Gulfstream Aerospace; Savannah Coca-Cola; and Wachovia Insurance Services.

Bronze team sponsors were: Bryan Bank and Trust; Derst Baking Company; Georgia Ports Authority; Georgia Power; H&H; Hunter MacLean; International Paper; JBK Associates; Kyotos Fantasy Express; Memorial Health Foundation; MGI Commercial; MPV Wallcoverings; Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau; Savannah Economic Development Authority; Wachovia Bank; and the Westin Savannah.

Silver team sponsors were: Armstrong Atlantic State University; BB&T; Comcast; Critz, Inc; Hargray Communications; JCB, Inc.; Savannah Quarters; Sea Island Bank; St. Andrews School; SunTrust Bank; and Tronox Pigments of Savannah, Inc.

Hole sponsors were: Declan Finnerty/State Farm Insurance; Georgia Power; Judge Tammy Stokes/Recorder’s Court of Chatham County; The Savannah Bank; and Thomas and Hutton Engineering.

About United Way of the Coastal Empire

United Way of the Coastal Empire serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. The mission of the United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

Thanks to Herschel V. Jenkins Trust fund and other income, 100 percent of contributions go to health and human service agencies and programs that serve those in need.

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