Golfers show their PRIDE in Pike CountyAugust 15, 2013 by clackey
Golfers enjoyed Pike County’s beautiful scenery while they were raising money to keep it clean during the second annual PRIDE Golf Outing, which was held Aug. 9 at Elk Creek Golf Course in Pikeville.PRIDE and the Pike County Clean Community Board hosted the outing. They will invest the proceeds in PRIDE activities that improve the environment, including environmental education and volunteer cleanup events.
Congressman Hal Rogers, who co-founded PRIDE, was on hand to thank the participants, sponsors, and organizers. He emphasized the value of a clean environment to the local economy and public health.
Rogers also presented an appreciation award to the Pike County Clean Community Board, which serves as the county’s PRIDE Committee. The award recognized the board’s outstanding leadership and service in keeping the county clean and educating young people about the importance of a clean and healthy environment.
State Sen. Ray Jones, Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford, Pike County Deputy Judge-Executive John Doug Hayes, and Kent Stacy, who is president of the Pike County Clean Community Board, also spoke at the event.
Trophies were awarded to the three golf teams with the best scores. The 1st Place winner was the team sponsored by Pikeville Medical Center. The team sponsored by Casebolt Broadcasting and Marketing earned the 2nd Place trophy. Zebulon Machine Shop’s team was the 3rd Place winner.
Representatives of PRIDE and the Pike County Clean Community Board expressed gratitude for the overwhelming response by golfers, who donated $75 each to play in the event, as well as hole sponsors and tournament supporters.
The following 31 hole sponsors donated $100 each: BB&T Bank; Bill Deskins; California Nails; Care More, Kimper & Nova Pharmacies; Charles Fuzzy Keesee; Community Trust Bank; East Kentucky Broadcasting (WDHR); Frank Ratliff; Hall & Jones Funeral Home; JMP Coal Holdings LLC; Johnson Industries; Lucas & Son Funeral Home; MGC Inc.; Magistrate Jeff Anderson (District 1); Magistrate Chick Johnson (District 2); Magistrate Leo Murphy (District 3); Magistrate Kenneth Robinson (District 4); Magistrate Hilman Dotson (District 5); Magistrate Chris Harris (District 6); Pregnancy Clinic of Northern Kentucky; Pike County Attorney Keith Hall; Pike County Court Clerk Lillian Pearl Elliott; Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford; Pike County PRIDE Clean Community Board; Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; State Rep. Leslie Combs; State Sen. Ray Jones; TECO Coal; US Bank; Utility Management Group; and Wright Concrete & Construction.
There were 21 tournament supporters. They were: Big Sandy Superstore of Pikeville; Casebolt Broadcasting and Marketing; WIFX Radio; Dream House Furnishings; East Kentucky Beverage – Pepsi; East Kentucky Broadcasting; Heiners Bakery; JET Coal Company; JMP Coal Holdings LLC; Kellogg’s of Pikeville; Kentucky Crystal Water Inc.; Lucas & Son Funeral Home; Patriot Bio-Energy; Pikeville Medical Center; Staples – Larry Nobili, General Manager; T-D Sporting Goods of Pikeville; TECO Coal; University of Pikeville; Walmart of Pikeville; Whayne Supply Co.; Williams Dentistry of Pikeville; and Zebulon Machine Shop.
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