Annual Register Benefit Golf Tournament raises more than $22,600 for B&GH

October 9, 2018 

Low Net Score Team 2018

Pinehurst, NC – The 14th Annual Register Benefit Golf Tournament for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina brought 76 golfers to Pinehurst #8 Centennial Golf Course on Sept. 26.

The event raised more than $22,600 for B&GH, an organization based in Lake Waccamaw that has served more than 7,500 children from across the state, including many from Moore and surrounding counties.

“Since the inception of the tournament, we have raised over $400,000 for the Boys and Girls Homes,” said Tournament Chairman Ron Jones. “We have had a lot of support from the community.”

Among the top sponsors supporting the event were Roy Register, Dewey Alley, Cooke Foundation, WLHC-FM – Life 103.1, Coca-Cola of Aberdeen, Hickory Tavern, Dr. Joseph Skladany, and Fresh Market. Leith Honda – Aberdeen and Ray Kees provided scoreboard sponsorships. An additional 30 local organizations provided tee sponsorships.

“This kind of support means the world to us,” said Ray Cockrell, vice president for development at B&GH.

Cockrell shared the stories of some of the youth who have been served by B&GH through the years and the successes they have achieved during a keynote presentation at the end of the event.

“You weren’t just playing golf today – you were impacting children’s lives,” Cockrell said. “You guys were making a difference in the lives of those kids who have experienced abuse and neglect. Not only have these children been pulled out of their homes where they experienced abuse and neglect, on average our children have gone through 12 to 15 placements before they come to us. They have been through a revolving door. We need to let them know that we are not just the next step. We are there to make a difference for them. You weren’t just playing golf today. You were providing a safe haven for these kids.”

A variety of awards were presented to teams and individuals who had success on the course.

The low gross score winning team included Brian Baucom, Bryan Greene, Daniel McKay and Chris Turner. Second place low gross score team was Rodney Fleming, Scott Denning, Wes Caddell and Kevin Whitaker.

The low net score team was Cory Jones, Josh Holt, Alex Cagle and Bradley Billings. The second place low net score team included Nick Faulkner, Brett Bailey, Thomas Eldridge and Chip Hymiller.

The longest drive for men went to Nick White while Emily Song earned the longest drive for women. Par three winners were Lynn Lambert, Bob Zulch, Chris King and Bradley Billings.

“All of our golf course awards and drawing prizes were donated foursomes by our local golf resorts and clubs,” said Jones. “We appreciate this continued support for the tournament.”

About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. B&GH offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited public charter school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 260 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential and community-based services provided by B&GH at any given time. B&GH is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.