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PHILANTHROPY
CDS receives $13K from Ned Marshall Memorial Golf Tournament

The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) was the beneficiary of the Ned Marshall Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by AC Controls. The tournament is held in honor of AC Controls employee Ned Marshall, who was passionate about helping children, and CDS was chosen as the tournament beneficiary to honor his legacy. The tournament raised $13,000 through sponsorships, donations, and participating teams. The CDS will use the money raised for lobby renovation. CDS is the largest multidisciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays.

SPORTS
Greenville boy bound for Augusta National as Drive, Chip & Putt National Finalist

A local young aspiring golfer, Tip Price, age 11, is heading to Augusta National for the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship skills competition. Drive, Chip & Putt is a nationwide youth golf development initiative designed to encourage a new generation of young golfers to pursue a career in the sport. The top 80 performers each year earn the opportunity to compete in the National Finals at Augusta National, home of the Masters Tournament. Price won his spot in a sudden death playoff in the regional qualifier at Pinehurst. The 2018 Drive, Putt & Chip Championship will broadcast on the Golf Channel on April 1, the eve of the Masters Tournament.

AWARDS
Upstate Forever announces 2018 ForeverGreen Luncheon speaker and award recipients

Upstate Forever will host their annual ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon on Feb. 27, 2018, at the Embassy Suites on Verdae Boulevard. The event will celebrate individuals and organizations that have contributed to conservation and sustainable growth. This year’s keynote speaker will be Cheri Chastain, sustainability manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. In her job, she is responsible for educating employees on environmental issues and programs, maintaining and developing policies related to renewable energy and energy efficiency, and managing zero-waste efforts. This year’s award recipients include Spartanburg School District 6 – Farm to School Initiative (Land Conservation Award), Catherine Heigel (Clean Water Award), Dean Hybl (Land Planning and Policy Award), Rep. Gary Clary (Public Servant of the Year), Luther Lyle (Volunteer of the Year), and Swamp Rabbit Cafe (Innovation in Sustainable Business Award).

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY
BJU claims two awards at South Carolina Student Legislature Fall Session

Elliott Kelley, a senior business administration major at Bob Jones University, has been awarded the prestigious Carlisle Award at the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) fall session, which took place Oct. 25-27 in Columbia. It is the highest award given and presented to the delegate who best represents the ideals of SCSL. Kelley, who is a resident of Easley, just completed his term as governor of SCSL.

The Bob Jones University delegation was also named the Best Large Delegation at the fall session. The delegation is comprised of Hannah Zakaria (Burke, Va.), Victoria Sanders (Paradise, Penn.), Rebekah Anderson (Grayson, Ga.), Bradley Shepard (East Hartford, Conn.), Benjamin Mills (Barrigada, Guam), Margaret Nanney (Greenville), Joshua Casillas (Greer), Michael Pettit (Greenville), Grace Fryml (Greenville), and the aforementioned Kelley. The Carlisle Award is named in honor of the SCSL’s founder, Dr. Douglas Carlisle.

FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Furman receives grant from Triad Foundation

Furman University received a $25,000 grant from the Triad Foundation of Ithica, N.Y., to support the university’s Shucker Center for Leadership Development. This gift marks the foundation’s fourth to the Shucker Center, bringing the total amount granted by Triad to $75,000. Grants from the Triad Foundation have supported many of the Shucker Center’s programs, including expansion of the Clifton Strengths for Students Experience, the Shucker Leadership Institute, the Shucker Center undergraduate internship program, and the Shucker Fellow mini grant program.

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