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June 8, 2014

Family Dollar holds charity event

DUNCAN — On Friday Family Dollar hosted a charity golf tournament designed to help the Relay For Life group at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.

The tournament was a four-person scramble format that featured 16 teams competing off a shotgun start. Some of the top Family Dollar officials and people from around Duncan were in the field.

Company Regional Vice President Dave Clevenger said it was great to see so many people support a good cause.

“This is our first year doing this, and it’s turned out very well, better than expected,” Clevenger said.

Clevenger added that the company originally foresaw only about 12 groups of competitors, so the day was a success.

Family Dollar community action leader Todd Jones said there was a lot of hard work from many people that went into putting the event together. He was wanting to figure out a way to get out in the community and make a difference.

“That can be hard to do sometimes with the type of work we do,” Jones said. “We thought, ‘What’s something fun that we can get people involved in and get awareness raised for cancer awareness and relay for life?’”

Jones said Barbara McDevitt played a major role in the organization of the event. While Family Dollar had fundraised money for Relay for Life before, McDevitt said she was interested in a way that the company could expand the effort outside the workplace. Craig Stacer mentioned a golf tournament and the idea blossomed from there.

“Hopefully next year it’ll be a bigger event, but it was very successful,” McDevitt said. “We’re more than doubling our normal funding to Relay for Life because of it.”

Kevin Colvin, Mike Latham, David Mason and Fabian Turner won the competition with a score of 50. Cameron University golf coaches Jerry Hrnciar, men’s, and Rick Goodwin, women’s, were part of the group that finished second along with Jim Jackson and Tom Webb.

“It’s a rarity for us,” Hrnciar said. “This time of year we’re usually recruiting. Both of us have had bad shoulders. It’s the first time I’ve been out in a long time so we’re just enjoying it.”

Besides playing in the event, Hrnciar and Goodwin donated all the materials for the signage around the golf course. They also donated Cameron merchandise to be used in goodie bags and prizes.

“It’s a way to give back,” Goodwin said. “It’s a charitable event that we believe in, so we’re happy to be here to support the group.”

1st — Kenny Colvin, Mike Latham, David Mason, Fabian Turner 50

2nd — Jerry Hrnciar, Jim Jackson, Rick Goodwin, Tom Webb 52

3rd — Chester, Rob Murray, KC Cerny, Craig Stacer 52

 

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