LAURINBURG — While helping to raise money and awareness for the Scotland County Relay for Life, Rockingham resident, Samuel Brower, helped himself to a little extra cash — $10,000 to be exact.
A member of the RFL team Caring Souls, made up of city of Laurinburg employees, Brower made the hole-in- one, during the team’s 2nd annual golf tournament in May at Deer Croft Golf Club in Wagram. This year’s tournament raised $5,012.
“How do I feel? Brower said. “Overjoyed.”
Kevin Lowery, a member of the team, came up with the idea to hold the golf tournament.
“We raised money with our softball team through the years, I just thought it would be a good thing. I mean everybody is always up for raising money for cancer awareness. What better way, men, women. It’s a good thing. It’s a cause, what better way to go out there and spend your day,” he said.
Participants were treated to a light breakfast, lunch and many opportunities to win prizes including a car.
There were 15 teams of four people this year.
Pastor Lee Jackson and Lighthouse Outreach Church sponsored the winning hole in one.
“Anything we’ve ever done the community reaches out to us,” said Lisa Howell.
They are all members of the team for different reasons.
“I think everybody has their own personal story. I don’t think there’s anybody who can say they haven’t been touched by cancer. I think everybody has their own story,” said Heather Johnson.
Lowery said that anyway he can raise money to help someone with cancer with their medical bills or buy food for their families he will do it.
“It’s worth it,” he said. “I’ve lost someone loved ones too. If it can make someone’s day better I am all for it.”
In the 18 years since the team was formed, it has raised approximately $96,000.
Reach Maria D. Grandy at 910-506-3171.