AIKEN, S.C. (May 18, 2018) – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Site Services (SS) can claim another successful year for their 15th annual United Way Golf Tournament, which achieved a record $32,422 for local United Way agencies.
This year’s tournament, held on May 11 at Mount Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta, S.C., featured 168 players on 42 teams from SRNS, Savannah River Remediation LLC, Department of Energy-Savannah River and Centerra Group, LLC, as well as local businesses from across the area.
According to Kevin Heath, manager of SS Fleet and Fuel and annual United Way Golf Tournament Chair, the golf tournament has raised over $275,000 over the past 15 years. “This is our biggest tournament yet, and it’s only possible through the generosity of our 50 plus sponsors and our dedicated players and volunteers who took time out of their Friday to support this event,” said Heath.
The golf tournament fundraiser is part of the SRNS Employee United Way Campaign, which achieved over $1.2 million in 2017 for the following United Way agencies: United Way of Aiken County; United Way of the CSRA; United Way of the Midlands; Barnwell and Allendale County United Way; United Way of Edgefield County; United Way of McDuffie and Warren Counties; Screven United Way; United Way of the Lowcountry; and Anderson County United Way.
“We’re so thankful for the employees at the Savannah River Site,” said Sharon Rodgers, United Way of Aiken County President and CEO. “The energy from all of the tournament participants and volunteers is what ‘Living United’ is all about. Our partner agencies deeply appreciate your support, as your fundraising dollars help thousands of Aiken County residents – particularly children, seniors and the disabled – for them to live a better life and have more opportunities.”
“On behalf of the United Way of the CSRA, I want to thank you for supporting the various United Way agencies throughout this area,” said LaVerne Gold, President and CEO, United Way of the CSRA. “Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish our mission to unite people and mobilize community resources to create lasting changes that transform lives. With your help, we’re able to have 24 partner agencies and more than 40 outcome-based programs.”
The Savannah River Site has a history of giving. Initially known as the Community Chest, United Way has been a major focus for SRS employees since 1952.
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