Kindergarten and first-grade students in McDuffie County soon will reap the benefits of a golf tournament held last summer.
Last week, Bi-Lo Charities donated more than $100,000 from its 27th Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament to Augusta-area non-profit organizations. Maxwell Elementary School received $5,000.
"Thank you, Bi-Lo," Maxwell Elementary Principal Donna Bennett said. "I am excited. We will use it for more eno boards."
Eno boards are environmentally certified interactive whiteboards used in classrooms, according to the maker's website. The boards combine the qualities of a traditional marker board with high-performance interactivity, such as computer presentations; visiting websites; posting, printing or emailing notes; touch screen manipulating; hanging papers with magnets and being used by up to three people at the same time.
Mrs. Bennett said Maxwell Elementary already has some eno boards, and she expects to be able to purchase and install five more with the Bi-Lo grant money.
"I think it's going to be great for our children," she said. "And, it'll be a great addition to what we have now."
Other beneficiaries of the Bi-Lo Charities grants include: Boys and Girls Club of Augusta, Edgefield County Senior Citizens Council, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Augusta, John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, MCG Health, Inc., Mission of Hope Ministries, Relay for Life of Edgefield, Safe Kids East Central, Stephen's House Food Pantry, The Salvation Army Nancy Moore Thurmond Boys and Girls Club.
For more information, visit www.BI-LOCharities.org.