$30,000-plus raised at golf tournament


A lot of area children will have a great summer thanks to Family Trust’s Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament held Tuesday at the Rock Hill Country Club. More than $30,000 was raised for the Boys and Girls Clubs of York, County, the children’s Attention Home and The Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home.

“It’s all about the kids,” said Phil Hynes, executive director at the Children’s Attention Home. “We’ll be able to send children to camp and help them experience a summer vacation for the first time.”

The Palmetto School, a recipient since the tournament was founded, will use this year’s proceeds to offset a 30 percent cut in state funding, said Dr. Hugh Wilson, principal and executive director. The school currently serves 36 students from the Children’s Attention Home and other local agencies. “It means a lot in terms of keeping our doors open.”

The Boys and Girls Clubs will use the money to provide scholarships and field trips for the 300 children ages 6 to 18 expected to attend the clubs at four locations, said David Carriker, executive director. “We’ll be constantly moving. We won’t just stay in the building.”

Interns from Winthrop University will work with children on their reading skills and some high school participants will work as junior staffers – many of whom help pay family bills.

Thirty-two teams participated in the tournament that was supported by Williams & Fudge, J.M. Cope Construction, and SCBT, all platinum sponsors. Gold sponsors were Burns-Fazzi, Brock, Cintas Document Management, STR Mechanical Incorporated. Silver sponsors were Comporium Communications, CUNA Mutual Group, E.W. Process, Travelers Insurance and the Salon at Merle Norman. Table sponsors were Celanese Chiropractic Health & Performance, Innovatus Benefits Solutions, Source4 Marketing Solutions, and Woodmen of the World. In-kind sponsors were Fort Mill Ford, Chick-fil-A at Cherry Road, Burger King, Rock Hill Coca Cola, Comer Distributing Inc., B&B Distributors and Penn Station.