JHE’s “people first” approach has no greater platform than Golfing 4 Good. Born five years ago to aid a close member of the JHE family, the organization’s heart and compassion is evident by the $160,000 raised since the tournament’s inception.
At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 20 teams teed off at the Cabarrus Country Club in Concord, North Carolina, for the 2015 Golfing 5 Good.
The fifth-annual event was marked by a year of record-setting “firsts.”
For the first time, Golfing 4 Good chose to support three beneficiaries. For each of these beneficiaries, the funds raised will alleviate some financial burden for the adversities they face.
Abbey Roney, a precious nine-month-old born Jan. 20, 2015, with a condition of spina bifida. With her unforgettable blue eyes, Abbey battled hydrocephalus and also endured five surgeries within three weeks of being born. The niece of JHE’s Natalie Epperly attended Golfing 4 Good with her mother, Stephanie Roney, and grandparents, Karen and Dennis Webber.
Barb Huffman was a long-time employee of JHE and a person one could count on for a kind word or good conversation. Her son, Grayson Huffman, tragically passed away nearly a year ago. To honor his spirit of caring and love for others, the Grayson C. Huffman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide academic financial support to aspiring young athletes and automotive excellence enthusiasts.
For more than eight years, David Short has been JHE’s go-to resource as a part-time truck driver. The seasoned driver has worked on every aspect of the business from opening ceremonies to experiential activation tours and more. Now, David is facing the final stages of cancer.
For the first time in its five-year history, Golfing 4 Good raised $41,760, which is $11,000 more than the prior year. JHE completely funds the tournament so that 100 percent of its proceeds can be donated directly to the selected beneficiaries.
Long-time partner, Kathryn Meyer with Party Reflections, scored the final “first” for the 2015 Golfing 4 Good. The senior account executive scored a hole in one on number 5. This is the first hole in one in the tournament’s history.
Without the support of dozens of sponsors, partners and friends, Golfing 4 Good could not serve the extraordinary need. Please join us in thanking the following supporters: Sprint, GGT, NASCAR, Coca-Cola, ECM, Penske Truck Leasing, Party Reflections, FS1, TDS, Sunbelt Rentals, Daytona International Speedway, Coors Light, Meadows & Kelley P.A., V2, Alpha Canopy and Mobile, DSS Inc., Motorsports Designs, Trailers of the East Coast, Charlotte Motor Speedway, ScreenWorks, Porsche, McMahon Truck Leasing, Miller Lite, Pocono Raceway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Wells Fargo, Bobby Lutz, Craig and Evelyn Stone, EHM Equestrian LLC, Courtyard Marriot, Blackfinn Restaurant, Nashville Scene, Charlotte Checkers, Mark Waterman, Chevrolet, Ingersoll Rand, David and Diane Meadows, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Patrick and Jan Jenkins, Charlie and Barb Huffman, Accounting Technology Solutions, Bristol Motor Speedway, AFR Furniture Rental, Stacy Lesley DDS, Tom Wendz, Donna Rizzuto, Rocky River Coffee, Ink On Paper, Circle K, Mackenzie Huffman, Charlotte Hornets, Sam Bass, Freightliner, Dennis and Karen Weber, Traditions Golf Management, Potter and Company PA, Texas Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Appalachian State University and GoPro Motorplex.
Special thanks to JHE’s Erin Nosker for organizing the record-setting 2015 Golfing 4 Good.