By: Melisa Galasso, Charlotte Chapter President
I’m not sure we could have asked for a more beautiful day. The weather was ideal… the course at Pine Island Country Club was in awesome condition… and the stars aligned so that two 2014 Charlotte Chapter scholarship recipients could be in attendance to volunteer. Indeed, the Charlotte Chapter was blessed with the perfect day for a golf tournament.
On May 19, just over 80 golfers (down from our prior year of 120—but we’ll improve those numbers next year!) played for a cause, and a fabulous cause at that! The Charlotte Chapter hosted its 7th Annual Golf Tournament, and net proceeds are used to fund scholarships for accounting students in our area. In fact, this year we provided $12,000 in scholarships to four very deserving students. As you can see, the tournament is very important to our chapter—it’s the annual event we use to fund our scholarship account!
Katie Mischler, 2014 Scholarship Recipient
I want to thank everyone who made this event possible—it wouldn’t have been successful without…
Members: Thank you for playing and bringing your colleagues and clients to join you…
The Pfeiffer University team wanted a photo with me!
Sponsors: Thank you for your incredible support…
Thank you to the companies and individuals who provided wonderful prizes…
Carolina Premium Beverage
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Cedarwood Country Club
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Daniel, Ratliff & Company
Fitness Together Matthews
Lebowki’s Neighborhood Grill
Miranda Edwards (a scholarship recipient who wanted to give back!)
Pine Island Country Club
Raintree Country Club
The Little Gym of Charlotte on Providence
These ladies worked tirelessly to make the event a success!
Overall, the tournament was a success and helped us raise just over $5,000 in funds for next year’s scholarships.
Interested in helping the Charlotte Chapter Golf Committee plan this awesome event in 2015? How about serving on the Student Outreach Committee, which selects scholarship recipients? Please reach out to [email protected], and we’ll be back in touch with more information!
We hope you will join us next year!
Melisa is an Audit Manager in the Professional Practices Department at Cherry Bekaert, LLP, in Charlotte. She currently serves on NCACPA’s Accounting & Attestation Committee and is Chair-Elect of the Charlotte Chapter. Melisa can be reached at [email protected].