More than 160 players teed off to help their community at Wiregrass Electric Cooperative‘s first-ever Operation Round Up Charitable Golf Tournament at the Highland Oaks Golf Course in September.
Dollars are still being counted, but the tournament likely netted over $50,000 — the goal amount — thanks to the overwhelming support and generosity from players, local businesses and WEC vendors.
WEC’s Operation Round Up program is successful because of members who volunteer to round their bills up to the next-highest dollar, collectively donating $120,000 annually — which is then disbursed to worthy local causes.
“Thanks to the generosity of others, we’ll be able to provide more scholarships, help more people in need, buy equipment for our law enforcement and first responders, provide more disaster relief — just really uplift the Wiregrass in ways that make it a better place to live, work, play and raise a family,” says Chief Operating Officer Brad Kimbro. “That’s what this is all about, and we look forward to bringing the tournament back next year.”