Fund-raising for the annual charitable distribution was supported by a golf tournament held Sept. 22 at Cherokee Country Club.
While the tournament primarily benefits local Polk County charities, the teams largely consist of out-of-towners affiliated with HON’s suppliers and business partners. In all, 27 teams competed this year, the eighth year of the event.
In addition, many local businesses serve as hole and prize sponsors in support of the charitable drive.
Accepting checks on behalf of their organizations were Dianne Guy, director of Cedartown United Fund, and Gail Maddox, a volunteer; Conni Purser, director of Our House women's shelter, along with Karen Nissen, chairperson of the shelter's advisory board; Roger Bullington, president of the Cedar Valley Shrine Club; J.R. Davis, executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia; and Lisa Vines, on behalf of City of Hope.
City of Hope is a cancer center in California that is supported nationally by HNI Corporation, HON’s corporate owner.