5th Annual HNC Charity Golf Tournament
Friday, April 24, 2009
The Preserve at Jordan Lake
Chapel Hill, NC
Perfect Weather, Perfect Golf at the HNC Golf Tourney
What could you not like about beautiful skies, 80+ degree weather, a great golf course and plenty of good people! The 5th Annual HNC Charity Golf Tournament took place at The Preserve at Jordan Lake in Chapel Hill on April 24th. Many of the golfers played hooky from work on this gorgeous Friday (but don't worry, we won't tell) and joined their friends for a fun day and great cause.
A team of terrific volunteers was very busy getting everyone checked in, distributing golf gift bags and providing instructions for the day's events.
A full field of golfers teed off at noon with mulligan packages and their Beat the Pro chance tickets in hand. Our special guest player and golf pro, Perry Parker, welcomed the crowd and shared some valuable insights into living with hemophilia and the benefits of supporting the local Chapters for the families and individuals. He then headed off to hole #17 to test the golfers skills at the ever fun, Beat the Pro contest. It is always a challenge to beat Perry and those few that were successful received a divot tool and a chance to win a special prize. We would like to thank our tournament sponsor, CSL Behring, for their continued generous support in sponsoring Perry's attendance at the event again this year.
Lunch and a delicious dinner was a provided by XU Catering and generously sponsored by Bayer. The non-alcoholic beverages that kept the golfers hydrated during the day were donated by the Women of the Moose at the Lexington Moose Lodge again this year and we are very grateful for their continued generosity and support of HNC.
After dinner, prizes were awarded for the top scorers:
- 1st Place – The Cannon Team — Dwayne Cannon, Doug Kaiser, Lance Koegel and Curtis Knight
- 2nd Place – The Barnes Team — Matt Barnes, Ty Jenks, Kip Harvey and John Blake
- 3rd Place – The MedPro Rx Team — Andy Clark, Mark Poteet, Stephen Russell and Tom Wells
- Most Honest Team — Tom Navaroli, Al Drohan, Anna Thompson and Josh Schlanger
- Closest to the Pin — Rick Klusovsky
- Longest Drive — Dave Pellowitz
- Longest Putt — Sean Halloran
During the tournament, there was a very special entrepreneur, Mr. Nick Carbone and his friends, Bennett and Nick, who set up a lemonade stand on one of the holes with help from their parents. After the tournament, Nick presented HNC with a donation of $54 from the proceeds of the stand – thank you Nick and friends for your generous support!
A Recession Raffle followed the prize presentation where golfers were offered free tickets to win some great raffle prizes including dinner certificates, golf accessories and other items. We offered the free raffle this year in acknowledgement of the tough economic times where everyone can use something free right now, and also our appreciation of their support for participating in the tournament.
The live auction of some very notable sports memorabilia closed out the days events. Our favorite auctioneer, Terry Lamb, worked the crowd for some exciting bidding on items that included an autographed team jersey from the Carolina Hurricanes and a Basketball Vault Memorabilia book that was autographed by Coach Roy Williams and Woody Durham.
The night concluded with a thank you from our President, Richard Atwood, to the players and contributors. HNC would like to thank all of our sponsors, gift bag donors, raffle and auction donors, players, volunteers and committee members.
Food and Beverage Sponsor
Tee and Team Sponsor
Mr. Matt Barnes & Team
Mr. Dwayne Cannon & Team
Mr. David Draper & Team
Mr. Greg Duvall & Team
Mr. Joe Kelly & Team
Mr. Jim O'Malley & Team
Mr. Zachary Verska & Team
Finish Line Enterprises
Kepley-Frank Hardwood Co., Inc.
A Special Thanks to
Matt Barnes • Sue Cowell • Tera Griffith • Todd Holder • John Scott
Our Golf Committee Members
Back Nine Pub
Duke University Football
Terry and Becky Crotts
Forest Oaks Country Club
Hemophilia Health Services
Heritage Golf Club
Lexington Moose Lodge
Longleaf Golf & Country Club
MedPro Rx, Inc.
NC State University Basketball
The Preserve at Jordan Lake
UNC Athletics Basketball and Football
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club