The McDuffie Mirror

Top Stories
Subscribe Today!
Quick Hits
    · Home
· Subscribe
· Contact Us
· Archive
· Subscribe
    · News
· Business
· Opinion
· Schools
    · Sports
    · Community
· Obituaries
· Weddings
· Engagements
· Births
· Anniversaries
· Submit Event

· Search Legal Ads

E-mail this story Printer-friendly version

Golf benefit raises funds for hospital

The 19th annual Ray Guy Golf Benefit on April 1 is the major fundraiser for the McDuffie County Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Dawn Swan, the director of the foundation and administrative assistant to the CEO, said the golf benefit raised $28,000 last year. It has raised as much as $35,000.

"We were a little off because of the recession," Swan said.

The hospital recently bought a new digital mammography unit, with part of the money coming from the golf benefit.

With the exception of one year in Augusta and another in Lincolnton, the golf benefit has been held at Belle Meade Country Club in Thomson.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. Lunch and the putting contest start at noon. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. The awards ceremony begins at 6 p.m.

A gold sponsorship costs $1,500, silver $1,000 and bronze $500.

Swan said sponsorships are still available. The tournament has a maximum of 92 players.

"We're not full yet, but we are every year (at the start of the tournament)," Swan said. "We have some spots available."

Ray Guy, the former NFL punter after whom the benefit is named, will not appear this year, although he has in the past.

"It's hit or miss depending on his work schedule," Swan said.

For information, call (706) 597-5202 or go to

Web posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

© 2011 The McDuffie Mirror. Contact the .
View our .