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12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

McDonald's/Rutherfordton Management Team wins 12th Annual Steps to HOPE Golf Tournament

Team McDonald's/Rutherfordton Management

Red Fox Country Club hosted Steps to HOPE’s 12th Annual Golf Tournament on November 6. The rains stopped just in time and just long enough for the 27 teams to start on time and play all 18 holes in this very popular, sold-out tournament. Stott’s Ford offered a new Ford Focus as a hole-in-one prize and there was very close shot but sadly, the car was not won this year.

Congratulations to Team McDonald’s/Rutherford Management and players Dave Hunt, McDonald’s owner/operator, Keith McDonald, Dr. Jerald DeLaGar, and Joe Wantuch for the overall tournament win. The “Flight B” winning team was from Entegra Bank and was made up of Brian Jones, Bank Manager, Kevin Blackwell, Robert Carter, and Craig Culbreth. Trophies and prizes were awarded for closest to the pin winners Kevin Blackwell and Lee Heelan and longest drive winners Brian James and Jessica Justice.  

This year’s tournament was proudly dedicated to Rachel Ramsey who helped breathe Steps to HOPE into existence. For the better part of 30 years, Rachel served as Executive Director for the agency and worked exhaustively in the battle against domestic violence and sexual assault in Polk County. Many, many thanks go out to Rachel for her hard work and dedication to Steps to HOPE and its mission.  

This annual golf tournament is the largest fund raiser for Steps to HOPE and has been hosted by Red Fox Country Club since its inception 12 years ago. The tournament registration fee remains the same as in 2003 at $100 per player and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages along with gifts and door prizes for all golfers. Steps to HOPE greatly appreciates the golfers, volunteers, and area businesses who provide not only financial support for this event but tremendous donations of food, drinks, gifts, door prizes and, most importantly, time, as well. Many thanks to Frank Ortiz, Tournament Committee Chair, and all Committee members who start planning early each year and meet regularly to ensure the tournament is a great success year after year. 

Special thanks to Gold Sponsors Dave Hunt of McDonald’s/Rutherford Management, Jerry Johnson of HomeTrust Bank, Patty Otto of The Hare & Hound, and to Red Fox Country Club for their very generous support. Many thanks also to Stott’s Ford, Duke Energy, Brady Insurance,  and Tryon Riding & Hunt Club.

13th Annual Steps to HOPE Golf Tournament will be held on
Friday, November 4, 2016 at Links O' Tryon. 

We had a waiting list last year so register early!

Many thanks to Family Violence Prevention Services Program, US DHHS, and NC Council for Women for financial support and to our major golf tournament sponsors.