Proceeds benefit Members CU’s Scholarship Fund and Wig Walk events.
Clemmons, NC- On Friday, May 2, 2014, Members Credit Union (MCU) held its Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Salem Glen Golf and Country Club in Clemmons, NC. This year’s tournament raised $8,000. The proceeds were divided equally between the MCU Scholarship Fund and the Wig Walk, an annual event held by MCU that benefits wig banks located in Western North Carolina.
“The Members Credit Union Scholarship fund has been helping our members achieve their academic goals for almost 20 years,” remarked Eric Stiff, VP of Marketing at MCU. “With the consistent support from the community, we can continue to have an impact on our members lives, which is extremely rewarding.”
The MCU scholarship fund was established in 1996 and provides academic and need based scholarships to MCU members. Thanks to participants and sponsors of last year’s Charity Golf Tournament, MCU awarded 15 scholarships worth $16,500 for the 2014-2015 academic year.
The MCU Wig Walk support the Wig Banks of Caldwell and Catawba Counties, which provide services such as free cancer screenings, transportation expenses to cancer treatment centers and prosthetic wigs for those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. MCU sponsored the first Wig Walk in 2012 and since the first, has held three more Wig Walks for the Caldwell County and Catawba County Wig Banks. To date, MCU has raised a total of $24,600 that helped these organizations serve cancer patients in Western North Carolina.
“With cancer diagnoses rising in North Carolina, local wig banks are a valuable resource for cancer survivors,” said Carla Kimel, Public Relations Director at M CU. “Both Caldwell and Catawba County Wig Banks have gone above and beyond to help their communities and it’s important for us to support them so they can continue to make a difference.”
Funds were raised from player entry fees, hole sponsorships and donations. Golf tournament participants received door prizes donated by local businesses and a BBQ lunch.