2019 Old Dominion Rotary Golf Tournament raises more than $21,000 for B&GH

June 12, 2019

Pinehurst, NC – More than 75 golfers gathered at the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club Monday, June 3, for the 2019 Old Dominion Rotary Golf Tournament fundraising event for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina (B&GH).

The annual event sponsored by Old Dominion Freight Line for Rotary Clubs from throughout the state raised more than $21,000 to support the children of B&GH. This event has raised nearly $240,000 over 14 years.

Rotarians sponsor one of nine cottages for the children of B&GH.

Located in Lake Waccamaw, the non-profit agency is committed to providing 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, free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the Lake Waccamaw campus.

Since opening in 1954, B&GH has helped more than 7,500 children break the cycle of neglect and abuse.

 “Thank you so much for giving of your time, talent and treasures,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “When you make an investment of treasures, it is also nice to hear about the dividends and the return on your investment. At B&GH we have six children in college, with two that will graduate this year. At our on-campus school, we have 16 kids that will graduate this year, and seven of those 16 are going to college.”

Faircloth continued to share the children’s achievements both in the school and in the residential programs, including the two teen mom cottages that allow pregnant and parenting girls in the custody of social services to learn the skills to be a good parent while continuing their education.

“We want to provide them with the skills so that they can go back to their home community and not have to knock on the door of DSS,” said Faircloth. “We want them to go back to their community and make it on their own.

“These are some of the important dividends you are getting as a return on your investment,” he continued. “Things are getting a whole lot better in the lives of these children because of you.”

Old Dominion Freight Line representative Chip Overbey also thanked the participants during the event’s closing reception.

“At Old Dominion we talk a lot about promises, keeping your promises and doing what you tell people you are going to do,” Overbey said. “That’s what this day is really about. It is a promise we are making to make better lives. We are committed to making sure children have a chance in life.”

This year’s tournament had the additional participation of golf pro Cecily Overbey, daughter of Chip Overbey. She offered each team the chance to have her do the tee shot for hole #6 for a $10 donation. Several of the 19 teams took advantage of the offer, enjoying her professional delivery of tee shots down the fairway throughout the day.

The Garrett, Dodd, & Associates, Ltd., Team of Hartwell Garrett, Jerry Dodd, Mike Atkinson and Ron Lang had the lowest net score with a 47. The team of Mark Guenther, Charles Poston, Scott Keesee and Michael Paduchowski earned the lowest gross score with a 63.

Additional awards were given for closest to the pin on selected holes to James Snipes and Dave Weiss.

“We truly appreciate everyone coming out,” said Charlie Hatch, event co-coordinator. “We are so appreciative of all the support we receive to hold this event and help the children at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.”

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, free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 320 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by B&GH at any given time. B&GH operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. B&GH is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

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