The annual Hope Golf Classic raises funds for Steps of Hope – Trion Daily

The annual Hope Golf Classic raises funds for Steps of Hope

Posted at 10:30 am Thursday, November 24, 2022

Friday, November 4th turned into a beautiful day of golf at Links O’Tryon, as the 19th annual Hope Golf Classic kicks off to raise money for Steps to HOPE.

The Hope Golf Classic has had over one hundred competitors and about thirty teams. It was the sole fundraiser of the year for Steps to HOPE, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center in Columbus. Player registration fees, less greens and cart fees, and any donations went to Steps to HOPE to fund their existing programs.

This year’s tournament winners Jeff Powell, Scotty Green, David Hunt and Joe Wantoch took a round of golf at The Cliffs at Glassy Golf Course and the Golf Buddy Laser Lite Rangefinder.

Hope Golf Classic raises the funds Steps to Hope needs to serve their mission of creating a community free from domestic and sexual violence violence. Steps of Hope provides safe emergency shelter for those seeking refuge from domestic violence or sexual assault and provides a 24-hour hotline for crisis intervention and assistance. They offer free counseling, support groups, and advocacy in court to help victims navigate the judicial process with complete confidence.

“Everyone at Steps to HOPE is involved in making the course run smoothly,” said event coordinator Jessica Cashwell. “We also have many volunteers who give their time and effort to make the tournament a success. We greatly appreciate the tremendous support of the golfers, businesses, families and individuals who are not only providing financial support, but donations of prizes, food and beverage, and their time and talent to help ensure the success of the event.”

The Hope Classic was sponsored by All Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning, Ashworth Financial Group, and Barnette & Coats, Inc. , Carruth Furniture, CBL State Savings Bank, Chris & Carol Bartol, Chuck & Bonnie Lingerfelt, City of Landrum, Dogwood Farm Kennels, Donald J. Hill, Dover ME, Dr. Sandra McCormack, Craig DePraw of Duke Energy, First Citizen Bank, John & Cindy Boyle of Freehall Financial, Glassy Mountain Cigar & Fitness Club, Glenn & Linda Burgess, Gramling Brothers Surfing, Green River Plantation, Griffith Energy, Henson Building Materials, Hensons’ Inc. Mulch & More, HomeTrust Bank, Hunt Country Equine Mobile Vet Service, Hyder Plumbing Company, Jackson’s Wrecker Service, Jeremy Wood of SC/NC Realty, Job Impulse, Inc. , Kangaroo, Golfstream, Landscaping Specialty, Main Street Financial, MarketSold Realty, Jason Ashmore, McFarland Funeral Home, Nelon-Cole Termite & Pest Control, New View Realty, PANGEA Internet, Petty Funeral Home, Pierce Tire and Service Center, Prince Oil Comp any, R. Anderson Haynes, Attorney, Ray Gasperson, RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Roger & Jennifer Smith, Sanders Funeral & Cremation Service, Southern Alarm & Security, Stott’s Ford, Sysco—Charlotte, The Tryon Bottle, Tryon Builders, Tryon Horse and Home, Tryon Theatre, Watson Flooring & Hardware, Wood Creek Dental, and Zygis in the Carolinas.

Those interested in learning more about Steps to HOPE can call (828) 894-2340.

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