North Carolina Department of Correction News - March 1999
|Torch Run||Forsyth golf tournament big
fundraiser for Special Olympics Torch Run
The tournament was founded by former Forsyth Superintendent Jack Turlington (who retired as Pender Correctional Institution superintendent last year) to raise money for a chapel at the prison. When the chapel opened, prison managers talked with people in the community and decided to keep the event going and take part in the Torch Run.
The golf tournament raises money through fees charged to play and by enlisting sponsors.
"The tournament is in its 21st year. Each year we attract 55-75 golfers," said Evans. "Weve found professionals and businesses who want to sponsor the tournament and continue to do so year after year."
This year the tournament will be played May 13 and 14 at Grandview Golf Club in Winston-Salem. u
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