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Eastern Industrial Supplies would like to thank all of the sponsors, players, and volunteers who made the 2021 Eastern Cares Charity Classic a phenomenal success. All of the net proceeds from the tournament ($71,381.42) were donated to Teleios Ministry and will be used to house, educate, and support the children in the care of the Daily Bread Life Children's Home in Tanzania.
"We are overjoyed with the response of so many who partnered with us to be a blessing for the children in Tanzania," said Mary Jean Rackley, co-organizer of the annual golf tournament.
Eastern would like to thank Allied Group for being the tournament's Titanium Sponsor this year. Thank you also to our Platinum Sponsors: Renfrow Industrial, Richard James Partners, SAM Giving, and the Texas Pipe Family of Companies. Thank you to our Stainless, Copper, and Carbon Sponsors as well. This year's Stainless Sponsors were Merit Brass, Milwaukee Valve, Service Transport Inc., Sunbelt Marketing, Tyler Pipe, and the Wall family. Copper Sponsors were AIRpipe USA, American Valve, ASC Engineered Solutions, Carolina Handling, Cross Way Christian Supply, Kelly Pipe, M&T Restoration Properties, Merfish United, Mueller Streamline, Nupi-Americas / NIRON, ProMarketing, PVF Marketing & Sales LLC, Service Metal, Sovereign Financial, Stainless & Nickel Alloy Piping Products, the McDonald family, Viega, and Winters Instruments. Carbon Sponsors were Bradley-Hughes, Cherry Bekaert, Core Pipe, the Doser family, Emerson, Jennings-Dill, Keckley, Pennsylvania Machine Works, Premier Insurance Consultants, Race City Steel, Salem Corporation, Sanitary Solutions, Saturn Freight, Southeastern Hose, Spirax-Sarco, and TAG Logistics.
"Your investment is paying off in incredible ways and changing lives," Teleios Ministry Co-Founder Floyd Parker told players and sponsors during the tournament. "Not only for the 125 plus who are directly connected to the children's home but also for the more than 350 orphans throughout Tanzania who are supported by the Daily Bread Life Children's Home."
A total of 26 teams gathered at the Saluda Valley Country Club in Williamston, SC on October 11 to compete in the eighth annual Eastern Cares Charity Classic. The top three teams received a cash prize along with hand carved ebony wood sculptures from Tanzania. The Merit Brass Team – Will Hicks, Chad Pierce, Shon Peppers, and Joe Turner – claimed first place and the $800 purse. The Wells Fargo Team – Tommy Davis, Josh Paddock, Trip LaCoste, and Brad Harvey – came in second place and earned the $600 purse. The Allied Group Team – Allen Lee, Ian Barwick, Jason Parketon, and Greg Walsh – placed third and claimed the $400 purse.
Eastern is now looking forward to hosting the ninth annual Eastern Cares Charity Classic in 2022.