These golfers raised a lot of money for the Buchanan Food Pantry!
On October 19th the first annual “ Buchanan Food Pantry Classic” was held at Botetourt Golf and Swim Club. Proceeds from this Captains Choice golf tournament were sent to the Buchanan Food Pantry. After all expenses we were able to send a check to the pantry for over $2800.
The Buchanan Food Pantry came into existence in early 2010. Since its inception, the pantry has distributed over $115,000 in food to residents in need residing in Botetourt County. The pantry is funded through donations from Buchanan area churches, individual businesses and private donations. The pantry is managed and ran by an all volunteer team.
We want to thank all of the golfers who participated in this tournament and helped make it the success that is was.
We also want to thank all hole sponsors as they were a key part in this fund raising activity. Holes were sponsored by: Austin Electric, Trinity Episcopal Church, Steel Dynamics, Hair Gallery, Yokohama Tire, Botetourt Funeral Home, Carmeuse, Terry Austin Delegate – Elect, Mt. Joy RV- Mid-state Equipment, Bank of Botetourt, Con-Way Freight, and Hubbard’s Small Engine Repair.
A big thanks to Bank of Fincastle and Read Mountain Animal Hospital for contributing to the cart bag snacks.
Thank you BAMA (Buchanan Area Ministers Association) and Virginia Presbyterian Church for sponsoring our lunch.
And thanks to all of those who contributed to door prizes. We collected 80 door prizes for our 60 golfers. Many of these were baked goods from our locals churches and the Ladies of Yokohama Tire in Salem. Because of these contributions every golfer took something home.
A special thanks goes out to Ken (KW) Mowles for helping get this tournament off the ground in its first year.
Another special thanks to the members of Virginia Presbyterian Church for volunteering to help on the day of the tournament. We could not have done this without you.
And a final thanks to Scott Frazier and Tim Jennings at Botetourt Golf and Swim Club. They were very supportive of this tournament and a big help.
Our plan is to make this a yearly outing so please stay tuned for an announcement of the next tournament in early spring.
Submitted by Dale Gore.