Hospice of Union County’s 21st Annual “Griffin Motor Company” Golf Tournament helps those near end of life.

Union County, NC May 19, 2017—Organizers of Hospice of Union County’s 21st Annual “Griffin Motor Company” Golf Tournament are proud to announce that this year’s event raised over $167,300. This is the largest amount raised in the organization’s history and more than six times of the $26,000 raised in 1997 during the tournament’s first year.

Over the last 20 years, the tournament has raised nearly $1.8 million. Funds from the golf tournament go toward end-of-life patient services at Hospice of Union County and are managed by the Community Advisory board.

“This event’s attendance and support from the community increases every year,” said Lyndsey Kraynock, Development Manager at Hospice of Union County. “Hospice of Union County is so thankful for the continued support from our sponsors, golfers, staff, volunteers and board members who participate, and the patient families who support in remembrance of the loved ones we’ve served.”


About the tournament

The 21st Annual Hospice of Union County “Griffin Motor Company” Golf Tournament was held at Providence Country Club on Monday, May 15, 2017. The event hosted 144 golfers, 30 volunteers and local Hospice supporters. Prior to teeing off, participants were reminded of the reason for the event with music from a bagpipe player as he walked past memorial signs near the 18th hole. Opening remarks also included a memorial balloon release. The event’s reception, held after the golf game, included a large silent auction, dinner, recognition of sponsors, awards ceremony, and check presentation.

Corporate Sponsors of the golf tournament included organizations and businesses in Union, Anson and Mecklenburg Counties. Presenting sponsor Griffin Motor Company has been the largest supporter of the event for the past 21 years, since the tournament’s inception.

Double Eagle Sponsors included Employees of Union Power Cooperative and TDON Development, Inc. Eagle Sponsors were James R. Braswell and Bronnie L. Braswell Charitable Trust, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Empower Retirement, Heritage Funeral Home, Homecare Homebase, Medline Industries, Inc., MMDS Mobile X-Ray, Pair-A-Dice Travel, Rightway Plumbing, RP Signs, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, and WIXE 93.1 FM 1190 AM. The Birdie Plus Sponsor was McConnell Golf Group. Birdie Sponsors included Action Plus, Artisanal Brewing Ventures, Austin Grading & Farm Service Inc., Brewer-Hendley Oil Company, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, Electrolux, Erosion Control Services, Goulston Technologies, Inc., Optum Hospice Pharmacy Service, Marc Anthony Construction, Martin Marietta Materials, Mary & Ronnie Durham, Moser Commercial Real Estate Services, Publix Super Markets Charities, Rowells, Inc., TYCO, United Technologies, and Wingate University College of Health Sciences.

Organizers are already planning next year’s 22nd Annual Hospice of Union County Golf Tournament, scheduled for May 14, 2018. To find out how you or your company can support the event and Hospice of Union County, please contact 980-993-7300 for more information.


About Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System (carolinashealthcare.org), one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Carolinas HealthCare System works to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.