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Eastern Industrial Supplies would like to thank all of the sponsors, players, and volunteers whose contributions led to the largest fundraising record to date during the tenth annual Eastern Cares Charity Classic. This year’s golf tournament raised $90,000 that was donated to Teleios Ministry and will be used to house, educate, and support orphaned children who reside at Daily Bread Life Children’s Home and attend Bread of Life Secondary School in Tanzania.
“Our proceeds this year will not only cover Bread of Life Secondary School’s operating costs for a year but also cover construction costs for a new science lab that the Tanzanian government is requiring the school to have,” said David Kay, Eastern Cares director and co-organizer of the annual golf tournament.
“Eastern has been in Tanzania for 17 years now and we want to make sure we continue to do our part,” added Caleb Owen, Eastern's executive vice president. “We couldn’t do nearly as much without the help of our golfers, sponsors, and friends who make this tournament possible each year.”
Eastern would like to thank Allied Group for being the tournament’s Titanium Sponsor once again this year. Thank you also to our Platinum Sponsors: Merit Brass, SAM Giving, Sunbelt Marketing, Texas Pipe Family of Companies, Victaulic, and Viega.
Rounding out the list of valued sponsors this year were the following:
Stainless Sponsors: Assured Partners, Core Pipe, Jenning-Dill Mechanical Contractors, Milwaukee Valve, PVF Marketing & Sales, Renfrow Industrial, and Southeastern Hose
Copper Sponsors: AIRpipe, ASC Engineered Systems, Bradley-Hughes, Kelly Pipe, Matco Norca, Mueller Streamline, Nupi Americas, Penn Machines Works, ProMarketing, Inc., Ridgid, Sanitary Solutions, South Carolina Christian Foundation, Service Metal, Service Transport, Inc., Sovereign Financial and Teadit.
Carbon Sponsors: Bradford White, Corrugated Containers, Empire Industries, Keckley, Phoenix Support Systems, Premier Insurance Consultants, Primus Industries|Ta Chen, Salem Nationalease, SNAPP USA, Warren’s Tires on Wheels-Greenville, and Wayland Industries.
“Thank you so much for your support,” Teleios Ministry co-founder Floyd Parker told players and sponsors during the tournament. “To be able to see young men and women who have no hope find hope, find a family, put them in school, help them begin work, it’s amazing. Your support for this tournament makes that possible."
A total of 124 players gathered at Smithfield’s Country Club in Easley, SC on October 16 to compete in the 2023 Eastern Cares Charity Classic. Alyn Judkins (Sunbelt Marketing) and Kevin Hamm (Fluor) claimed Blackstone Grills, donated by Renfrow Industrial, as prizes for being Closest to the Pin. William Renfrow (Renfrow Industrial) claimed the prize for the longest drive. The team of Grayson Atkins, Mike Tan, Neil Newberry, and Neal Boyett (Spencer|Hines Properties) took third place. Travis Stallcup, James Kines, Jared Trask, and Ballenger Harris (SAM Giving) were in second place. Colin Shropshire (Victaulic), Justin Corely (Fluor), Ryan Wells (Fluor), and Kevin Hamm (Fluor) took home the first-place prize.