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Boys & Girls Club golf tournament raises more than $25K for programs

Rebecca Barnabi
Frog Rea, Jacob Allen, Ray Wade and Scott Engleman won first place in the Boys & Girls Club’s golf tournament. Courtesy of Boys & Girls Club.

The Great Futures Golf Tournament raised more than $25,000 in late August for programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County.

The fundraiser’s success demonstrated the power of community collaboration in driving positive change. The tournament saw enthusiastic participation from community members, local businesses and dedicated golfers, all united in their commitment to invest in the development of young lives.

“The overwhelming support at the Great Futures Golf Tournament is a testament to the compassion and determination of our community. The funds raised will play a pivotal role in advancing our programs that empower and nurture the potential of local youth,” CEO Debra Freeman-Belle said.

Tournament winners were:

First Place Team: Frog Rea, Jacob Allen, Ray Wade & Scott Engleman

Second Place Team: Joel Taylor, Chris Wheeler, Tommy Nance & Chad Cauliff

Third Place Team: Michelle Buchanan, Jeremy Chandler, Mike Sorrells & Chris Alderman

Fourth Place Team: Robert Baldwin, Darold Crawford, Jeremy Price & Derek Shifflett

“Being part of the Great Futures Golf Tournament is not just about a round of golf, it’s about creating a brighter future for the children in our community and setting them on the path toward success,” local realtor and avid golfer Ryan Burks, who participated in the tournament, said.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.

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