5th Annual Golf Classic Raises $14,127.62 on Wednesday

There’s nothing like being a part of something so important that it makes a difference in the life of a child and their family. On Wednesday, May 23, at the Tega Cay Golf Club the Charlotte Knights, along with 130 golfers did just that.

Over the past four years, the Charlotte Knights have held their annual Golf Classic and during that time have raised over $38,000 for the Levine Children’s Hospital. This year, the Knights went to even greater lengths to have more particpants and to raise more money. That goal was accomplished with the 5th Annual Knights Golf Classic on Wednesday.

It all began with breakfast at 8:30 AM. After some pratice putting and driving at the driving range, the golfers officially got underway at 10:00 AM.

Golfers, media members, corporate partners, fans, Knights staff and players comprised the golf crew on Tuesday.

Terry Doyle “The Golfer”

Knights starting pitcher Terry Doyle (pictured, right) started and pitched eight strong innings on Tuesday en route to beating the Durham Bulls 5-2. A day later, he was on the green along with relief pitcher Anthony Carter and Knights infielder Kyle Shelton — a local product who graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C. All three players were more than happy to help out in the community on their day off from baseball.

After a day full of golf for a great cause, the Knights concluded the event with delicious food, a free gift, raffle prizes, an award presentation to the top golfers of the day and a special check presentation. The check, which was presented to the Mark Griffith of the Levine Children’s Hospital, was for $14,127.62 –the single highest total raised in the five year history of the tournament.

Knights Community Relations Director Lindsey Roycraft worked so hard to make this Golf Classic a success — and it certainly was. It was also great to see so many Knights staff members chip in and work the event. Each staff member made sure that every particpant had a great experience.

Knights VP/General Manager Dan Rajkowski spoke to the golfers during the special awards presentation and talked about the importance of giving back to the community.

Stay tuned for a very special video from Knights TV at www.charlotteknights.com on Thursday.

The children’s hospital at Carolinas Medical Center combines the medical expertise the community already relies on with a spectacular new state-of-the-art facility designed to care for the physical and emotional needs of children and their families from birth through young adulthood.

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