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CACC/ACSF golf tournament raises $20,000 for local sports programs

Published 10:24am Monday, April 7, 2014

The third annual Alexander City Sports Foundation/Central Alabama Community College Golf tournament appears to have been a resounding success yet again.
16 teams – consisting of four golfers per team – participated in the tournament. While numbers aren’t official as of press time, early reports from the fund raiser indicate that close to $20,000 was raised through the tournament.
“The golf tournament came off without a hitch,” CACC golf coach Dave Jennings said  “Although the event appeared seamless from the outside view, there were a large number of people who worked very hard to make this year’s tournament a grand success. The course was magnificent as usual.”
In addition to money raised, the tournament drew participants from across the state and parts of Georgia. Jennings credited the local businesses with their efforts to aid the success of the tournament.
“Everyone associated with the ACSF/CACC Athletics Fundraising Golf Tournament are forever grateful to our many fine sponsors,” Jennings said. “Friends of both organizations and businesses throughout the Tallapoosa County Area stepped up to make this event a tremendous success.”
With the third year of the tournament in the books, Jennings said he believes the yearly event will continue to draw more interest and become a staple event of Alexander City for the foreseeable future.
“The third year is usually a tell-all to decide whether an event like this has the staying power to continue,” Jennings said. “I believe this tournament is healthy and will grow considerable over the next few years. My personal appreciation goes out to all involved.”
Motion Industries, consisting of Bo Parks, Bernie Atkinson, Mark Worthy and Mitch Joiner, won the tournament. Davis Direct/Blakemore Lures, consisting of Emile and Mitchell Vaughan, Greg Harden and Steve Campbell finished in second place, and Wally Patterson’s team, consisting of Patterson, Sawyer Pike, Lynn Harrellson and Ryan Segrest was third.
All proceeds raised from the tournament go toward assisting the athletics programs of CACC, Benjamin Russell High School, and the youth sports programs of Alexander City.