On Thursday, May 4th, the Eastern Women’s Committee of 50(EWCF) held their 21st annual charity golf tournament at Highlands Park Golf Course to benefit the Parkinson Association of Alabama. Over 100 golfers came out to support the tournament.
More than 100 golfers teed off at 8am. The event also featured lunch at the conclusion of the tournament where players were awarded their prizes for lowest scores and competitions that took place during play including a hole in one winner. A raffle and silent auction were also part of the event.
Rene Lyle, vice president of the EWCF was interviewed by the Trussville Tribune where she was quoted that “Our members did a great job getting teams, golfers, auction items, and sponsors this year. We had the largest number of golfers we have ever had with 107,” claims Lyle. “We chose to support the Parkinson Association of Alabama because of the outstanding work they do – not only for those that are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, but also the support they provide to caregivers and families.”
The EWCF was founded in 1986. Since then, they have raised over $1.1 million dollars for charity and have volunteered over a thousand hours to benefit the Eastern Community of Greater Birmingham.
Brian Corbett, president of the PAA, also spoke at the tournament, “I just want to say thank you to everyone at the Eastern Women’s Committee of 50 for what they’ve done. And I’m especially grateful that we were able to increase the number of golfers to exceed our goals of 85.” Corbett explained more about Parkinson’s to the attendees, and offered his gratitude to their willingness to support the organization which will use the funds to support care navigation programs and services provided by the organization.
While the final donation numbers have not yet been reconciled, the EWCF will be presenting the PAA with a check in June of this year. Stay tuned for the check presentation that will be featured in an upcoming PAA newsletter.