Special Olympics Fundraising Update
Fishing, Golf Tourneys

Building on its success in 1999, Correction Enterprises is preparing now for sponsorship of events to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for North Carolina Special Olympics.

A fishing tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at Harris Lake, Holleman's Crossing boat ramp. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers. Entry fee is $50 per boat for fishing only, and $80 per boat for fishing and two T-shirts. For a registration form or more information, contact Billy Robbins at (910) 893-4552 or Teresa Langley at (919) 496-3095.

On June 9, Correction Enterprises will sponsor a golf tournament at The River Golf Club in Bunn. The four-man super ball event will begin with registration at noon, followed by a 1:30 pm start. The event will end with dinner, awards and door prizes around 6:30 p.m. 

Registration deadline is May 26. For more information, contact Jerry Carlyle at (919) 496-3095.

Piedmont Sets $6,000 Goal

SALISBURY — Officers at Piedmont Correctional Institution raised $1,214 for Special Olympics with a March 10 fundraiser at the Salisbury Wal-Mart. 

The center hopes to raise eventually $6,000 and have its name printed on the Special Olympics T-shirts. The officers started their fundraising effort Feb. 10 and have already collected more than $4,400 in donations. They are also sponsoring a May 17 celebrity golf tournament at Warrior Golf Club in China Grove. The center's fundraising efforts will continue through May.

"Plunge" Raises $27,000 

WILKESBORO — Community Corrections Division III employees sponsored a "Polar Bear Plunge" Feb. 29, which raised $27,000 for Special Olympics.

Bill Lyons, a victims advocate officer and chairman of the Polar Bear Plunge, said 74 polar bear plungers "bravely" jumped into W. Kerr Scott Dam in Wilkesboro during the event. Before the plunge, participants signed up sponsors to donate money to the cause.

"Thankfully, the weather was warm that day," Lyons said. Lyons works at the Division of Community Corrections' 23rd Judicial District.

Gay Dimmette, also of Community Corrections 23rd Judicial District, said they also sold a "phenomenal" number of T-shirts and held a drawing for a 19-inch color television. The television was awarded at the March 3 Special Olympics Awards Banquet, hosted by the Division of Community Corrections in Wilkes County. Secretary Theodis Beck was the keynote at the awards banquet.

Lyons said the event was so successful that he nearly cried, knowing that Department of Correction employees played such an important part in helping to enrich the lives of others. 

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