Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club Charity Golf Tournament
Beaver Toyota Won “Car Wars” Charity Golf Tournament
Optimists Jana Shacklett (far left) and Brenda Basey (far right) presented the golf tournament Car Wars plaque to Beaver Toyota, including (from left): Matt Shearman, Kevin Kerth, Cheryl McFadden, and Ross Beaton.
The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club contributed $6,213 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Forsyth County. The donation was made possible by the club’s 2018 charity golf tournament held at Hampton Golf Village. Tournament proceeds also benefit the club’s community programs for children. The check was presented to Laurie Cole, community development officer at Children’s Healthcare.
“Since 2011 the Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club has been an incredible supporter of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,” Cole said. “We are so grateful for their continued generosity! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.”
Brenda Basey, club president, added, “This year’s tournament was the most successful ever, raising more than $12,000. Half of the proceeds go to Children’s Healthcare for the fight against childhood cancer and the other half to help with our programs throughout the year for the children in our community. A huge thank you to all the sponsors and participants who supported the tournament. My heart is full, and I could not be more proud to be an Optimist!
“A tournament within a tournament is a match among local car dealers that we call car wars,” Basey continued. “They compete for a plaque that the winners can display in their showroom until next year’s tournament. Beaver Toyota edged out several other local dealers this year. We encourage other dealers in Forsyth County to join the car wars challenge at next year’s tournament,” she said.