The Cherokee County Educational Foundation held its Fourth Annual Golf Classic on October 31 at Hawks Ridge Golf Club. Partnering with presenting sponsors Bill Holt Chevrolet and Northside Hospital Cherokee enabled this year's classic to "out drive" all expectations and raise over $42,000 to support CCSD schools, teachers and students.
Silver: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Cobb EMC, Community Foundation and The Home Depot;
Patron: Aramark, Batson-Cook, Buck Consultants, Charles Schwab - Michael and Charity Whitney Family Charitable Fund, Cherokee Computer Services, Credit Union of Georgia, Hasty Properties, Interceramic, KRH Architects, Roach Caudill & Gunn Attorneys, The Original Mattress Factory and Universal Alloy
Individual Sponsors: Goshen Valley Foundation, Win2ition
In-kind: Chick-fil-A of Canton and Sisson Media Corporation
Hole Sponsors: Chattahoochee Technical College, Covenant Plumbing, Credit Union of Georgia, Hasty-Pope Attorneys, Nova, United Community Bank and Woodstock Furniture Outlet
The tournament began with a special thank you to Bill Holt Chevrolet and Northside Hospital Cherokee for their on-going sponsorship and commitment to our county's quality education. CCEF Board President William "Billy" G. Hasty Jr., along with Fundraiser Co-Chairs, Colleen Blackwell and Shuntel Beach, expressed their deep gratitude for their continued support of Cherokee County Schools, as well as for Dr. Brian Hightower, Cherokee County School Superintendent, for serving as the event's Honorary Chairman and for his support to CCEF.
"We are privileged to be able to award $90,000 in grants to the schools this year and would not have been able to do so if it were not for the support of our generous sponsors, the School Board and Dr. Hightower," Mr. Hasty said during his remarks.
CCEF will be awarding $90,000 in grants to CCSD schools, teachers and students this school year including IMPACT Grants, which are presented every February to teachers with winning applications.
The day ended with an exciting "19th hole" awards banquet for the players and announcement of tournament winners. Awards were given to all sponsors, and of course, to the winning teams. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's foursome took first place in the competition; the Cobb EMC team placed second; and the combination foursome of representatives from Chick-fil-A Canton, Goshen Valley and Win2ition placed third.
The trophies, as have become a CCEF Golf Classic tradition, were designed and crafted by art students at all of CCSD's high schools. Each school's art department will be given an honorarium donation by CCEF in appreciation for their original and creative work.