Founders wins Fore the Children tournament

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Foursome wins in benefit tourney

By The Staff

Team Founders won the title in the recent Child Evangelism Fellowship captain’s choice golf tournament at Edgewater Golf Club.

The Founders team included Jay Rainey, Sonny Rushing, Joe McCain and Allie McCain.

The second-place team included John Windell, Ed Rand, Mike Griffin and John Johnson.

The Sportsmanship Award was presented to the team of David Brannen, David Brannen Jr., Caden Brannen and Jacob Paul Ross.

Many players also received prizes from the mulligan drawing.

The real winners in the charity golf tournament were the young people in Lancaster, York and Chester counties.

Benefitting the Child Evangelism Fellowship many local sponsors and players contributed to this great cause.

The local chapter, Catawba River Chapter, conducts Good News Clubs in 15 schools in the three-county area.

Specific to Lancaster are North Elementary, Indian Land Elementary and opening this fall, McDonald Green Elementary School.

The participating churches are Pleasant Valley Baptist, First ARP, Shiloh ARP and Douglas Presbyterian.

The chapter also conducts five day clubs in the summer, serving over 300 young people (11-16) in the Christian Youth in Action program.

Founded in 1937, the Child Evangelism Fellowship has a mission to convey the good news of Christ’s salvation to the young people throughout the world.

They are non-denominational and located in 180 countries. The organization won approval from the Supreme Court in 2001 to conduct its message in public schools in their after-school hour programs.

 The non-profit (503-c) organization partners with local churches for volunteer work and is solely funded by contributions from donors.

Tournament officials thanked the following supporters who helped to make the event a success: Founders Federal Credit Union (Corporate Sponsor and meal donor), Chick-fil-a (Lancaster and Rock Hill, lunch donors), Wal-Mart Lancaster (prize donor), and the following hole sponsors: UPS Lancaster, Chandlers Collision Shop, Charlotte Moving and Storage, Cook Law Firm, Family Trust Credit Union, Ace Printing, Winston Smith family, Greene’s Graphics, and WealthPlan Financial Partner Skip Stutts.

 Special thanks to Phil Lobeck and the entire staff at Edgewater Golf Course for putting on a tremendous tournament and supplying prizes for the tournament.