Tidewater raises record amount for their Patriot Day Golf Tournament

Bill Pearson (center) stands with representatives for Little River Medical Center, S.O.S. Health Care & North Strand Helping Hand at the check presentation & silent auction on Saturday, September 1st.

For the past eight years Tidewater Golf Course has held a Labor Day weekend charitable golf tournament and this year they raised the most money yet. 

According to Grand Strand Happening:

During the Labor Day weekend, many golf courses will donate a $1 or more to Patriot Golf Day which raises funds for wounded warriors. The Tidewater Charity Tournament Committee (TCTC) located in North Myrtle Beach didn’t want to just add $1 to greens fee, they decided to hold the Tidewater Patriot Day Charity Golf Tournament.

The tournament is chaired by Bill Pearson, who says they raise money all year long for various charities but the Patriot Day Golf Tournament is their biggest fund raiser. 

The tournament's biggest beneficiary is the Folds of Honor Foundation scholarship received $20,000. The money goes towards scholarships for the spouse or dependent of active duty or reserve soldier who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty or those currently classified as a POW or MIA. 

North Myrtle Beach Online reports that, "Major Ed Pulido, VP of Public Relations and Military Affairs for the Folds of Honor Foundation announced that all six children of local wounded veteran BJ Jackson would receive scholarships."

Besides the Folds of Honor Foundation, the Tidewater tournament helps other local organizations. This year $10,000 went to both North Strand Helping Hand and S.O.S. Health Care; as well as $5,000 to the Little River Medical Center's Miles for Smile program. 

Read more about the tournament over at North Myrtle Beach Online and read an interview with tournament chair Bill Pearson at Grand Strand Happening.

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