Kiwanis Golf Tournament another success

8th Annual Golf Tournament. (Ed Berti)
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Putting practice. (Ed Berti)
Just missing a birdie. (Ed Berti)
Mike Cochrane making a long put at the 16th hole. (Ed Berti)
Jeff Harris, Mike Cochrane, Darrell Simmons, Terry Aaseby. (Ed Berti)
Brad Simmons dropping a put into the hole on number 16. (Ed Berti)
Brandon Banister, Justin Kilpatrick, Steve Dennison, Bob House. (Ed Berti)
Chip Busker, Chris Pourlos, Brad Simmons, Greg Garman. (Ed Berti)
Larry Alkano, MIke Fitzgerald, Nick Deneault, Bob Jones. (Ed Berti)
Jeff Birch, Kurt Barrett, Jeff Lane, Devrin Avant. (Ed Berti)
Lynn Price, Dutch Hardison,Joe Hudson, Josh Hudson. (Ed Berti)
J B Kirkoafrick, David Leath, Brian Jones. (Ed Berti)
Butch Allen, Kevin Linscheid, Doug Voss, Toby Vosburg. (Ed Berti)

The Mint Hill Kiwanis Club 8th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser was once again a successful fund raising event for children in the surrounding Charlotte area. It was well attended and the golfers seemed to enjoy themselves on a hot and humid sunny day.

The organization sponsors the Terrific Kids program at Bain Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, J.H.Gunn Elementary, and Lebanon Road Elementary schools located in our local area.

The Kiwanis Club is involved in many different projects which have a direct positive impact upon children throughout the school year. The funds are used to promote literacy, provide dictionaries, including classroom material and supplies to give the kids and teachers the additional tools they may need to improve their educational experience.

Also, the Kiwanis Club will award an annual $1,000 scholarship to two deserving seniors at Independence High School. Overall, the organization supports the Aktion Club of Mecklenburg, who is committed to assisting developmentally challenged adults, and fully support the Kiwanis International Global Eliminate Project, which is dedicated to eradicating maternal and neonatal tetanus.

Immediate Past President Brad Simmons stated the event was going as planned and he fully expected to surpass their original goal to support our local community. He also mentioned he needs to continue to improve his golf game.

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Ed Berti
Ed is retired and remains active as a freelance writer, local journalist and independent contractor. He is engaged in print and electronic media writing stories covering business, sports, hometown news and veteran's affairs including articles of interest to various media outlets. Ed is a graduate of Wagner College where he earned an MBA and holds a BBA from Pace University.
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