Waste Management sponsors 13th Annual Helping Hands Golf Classic.

Friday, July 15, 2011
The Championship Flight 1st place winners from left, Dennis Konic, Ray White, Curt Tilton and Dennis McNeal. Photo Submitted

The 13th Annual Helping Hands Golf Tournament was held on May 12 at Saddle Creek Golf Club.

Past tournaments have raised more than $600,000 for the Child Development Center (CDC) during the last thirteen years and is the CDC's major fundraiser, supporting the organization throughout the year.

All proceeds from the tournament stay in Marshall County for the Child Development Center and the children that are served.

Thank you to all the sponsors for your "big hands helping the little hands."

The steering committee worked hard the last several months to put together this tournament.

The committee members were Anna Childress, Ronald Robinson, Tommy Bowles, Scott Tepedino, Stacey Cothran, Barbara Capps, Larry Lance, Lori Wade, and Becky Jamison.

The tournament featured a silent auction with over 30 different vendors ranging from Memphis to Gatlinburg and from Kentucky to Atlanta, including hotel and casino stays.

Several items were donated to the auction by local businesses in Lewisburg.

Volunteers from the community are an asset to the tournament running smoothly and they were, Bill Wallace, John Hursh, Angie Bass, Jonathan Jarrell, John Jackson, Gary Lancaster, Teresa Lancaster, Brittney Wade, and Derek Wade. Special thanks to the children who came out for pictures with the golf teams (Addison and Bayne).

The following is a list of this year's winners:

Championship flight: 1st place: Packaging Professionals: Dennis McNeal, Curt Tilton, Dennis Konic, and Ray White. 2nd place: First Commerce Bank: Bill Marsh, Eddie Wiles, Joey Morefield, and Ryan Johnson. 3rd place: First Farmers and Merchant Bank: Barry White, Brent McLay, Shelby White, and Mason Sellers.

1st Flight: 1st place: Advanced Eye Care: Jeff Jordon, John Jordon, Jimmy Stitt, and Terry Wolaver. 2nd place: Chapel Hill Lions Club: Tim Tipps, Herb Bivens, Lee Cothran, and Randy Perryman; 3rd place: Walker Die Casting: Waste Management: Barbara Woods, Terry Wallace, Mike Sweeney, and Stacey Cothran.

All winners received prizes from Golf Galaxy.