Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County hosts successful charity golf tournament to support local youth

Published 4:40 pm Monday, May 20, 2024

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The Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County recently hosted its annual Dino Senesi Charity Golf Tournament at the Elizabethton Golf Course on Friday, May 17, 2024. Drawing close to 100 participants, the event raised significant funds to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to serve children, youth, and families throughout Carter County.

Despite the weather, spirits were high, and the greens were in great condition as golfers of all skill levels came together for a day of friendly competition and to support kids. The tournament featured a shotgun start, closest-to-the-pin challenges, and a $100,000 hole-in-one sponsored by Rick Walters of Horace Mann.

“We are overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm we received from the community,” said Charlene Ray, Director of Resource and Development for the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County. “Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and participants, we are able to continue our work in providing essential services, meals, and year-round programs to the youth of Carter County.”

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The highlight of the event was the Ultimate Prize drawing, which included a three-day/two-night stay at a beautiful Airbnb on the Watauga River, a Ping travel golf bag, Ping/ETSU backpack, duffle bag, shoe bag, and golf lessons, and four rounds of golf donated by Euggie Jones and the Elizabethton Golf Course. The winning team was presented with 1st place plaques, and the longest drive went to Todd Gilbert.

The Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County extends its heartfelt gratitude to our Premier Sponsor, Citizens Bank, Great Futures Sponsor Ballad Health, and Blue Door Sponsors Carter County Bank, D & D Properties, Eastman Credit Union, Physical Therapy Services, and Snap-on Tools for their generous contributions. Special thanks also go to Euggie Jones and the staff at Elizabethton Golf Course for their impeccable service and hospitality. Our appreciation goes out to Food City, Ingles, and Walmart for supplying goods and beverages for the tournament and to Chick-fil-A and J’s Corner of Elizabethton for lunch.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County, or to donate, please visit or contact Charlene Ray at (423) 543-2946.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County: The Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by providing a quality out-of-school experience and promoting healthy lifestyles, academic success, good character, and citizenship. We equip every child who walks through our doors to reach their own great future, turning no one away based on the inability to pay. In doing so, we are making a long-lasting impact on the community and are changing the opportunity equation for everyone in it.