Golf Classic Nets $43,000 for Boys and Girls Club

With the help of almost 200 golfers, Walton EMC employees are once again making a large contribution to help local young people.

The sold-out Spring Golf Classic includes the tournament itself, a silent auction and other contests that raise funds to make quality developmental programs available to the community’s young people. The annual event is held at The Georgia Club in Statham.

With this year’s $43,000, employees have raised $274,000 over the tournament’s 10-year history for the Walton County Boys and Girls Club.

“The Boys and Girls Club provides recreation, companionship and educational programs that keep young people off the streets,” said Ronnie Lee, Walton EMC CEO. “We’re proud to support this quality organization that points our youth in the right direction.”

“One of the cooperative principles we operate by is ‘concern for community,’” said Walton EMC’s Kathy Ivie, who coordinates the event. “But Walton EMC employees don’t consider doing this a chore. It’s something we love.”