(Nov. 25, 2013) – The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation raised more than $31,000 through its 5th Annual Charitable Foundation Golf Classic on October 22nd. Proceeds from this annual, public event, held on The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, go to benefit five local Upstate charities: Pickens County Meals on Wheels, Pickens County’s Feed a Hungry Child, Prevent Child Abuse Pickens County, Pickens County Senior Center, and Helping Hands Children’s Shelter.
Presented by The Reserve at Lake Keowee, this year’s tournament sold out by having 128 players who participated in the tournament, up 14% from 2012. Pictures from the tournament can be found at The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s website.
“This year’s Charitable Foundation Golf Classic was a tremendous success, and will significantly benefit the five beneficiaries selected by the Foundation,” said Kevin Greenawalt, co-chairman of the Charitable Foundation Golf Classic. “The increase in tournament participation is a testament to the mission of The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community and Charitable Foundation as a whole. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting local Pickens charities, and we are glad that the Charitable Foundation Golf Classic has contributed to that mission in a substantial way.”
The Charitable Foundation, part of The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s Community Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to funding outreach and charitable giving in the community. Members of The Reserve annually select charitable organizations for the Foundation to support. In addition to providing volunteer support, The Foundation makes a donation to each charity, made possible by proceeds from this tournament and the BMW Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX, as well as a portion of all The Reserve’s company real estate transactions.
The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation will announce its total charitable donation and present checks to representatives of each benefiting on December 20, 2013 at 6:45 p.m., immediately before the Sean David Anderson Christmas Concert in Founders Hall.
The 2014 Annual Charitable Foundation Golf Classic will be held on October 21, 2014 at The Reserve at Lake Keowee.
About The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community and Charitable Foundations
The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation is a non-profit organization created to enhance the quality of life at The Reserve and in the local area while fulfilling a sense of community and philanthropy for The Reserve’s members. The Community Foundation sponsors regular cultural events including concerts, plays, lectures, and an annual art festival. The Foundation has four major functions: 1.) Help preserve the natural resources in the area through acts and events of environmental stewardship; 2.) Provide educational programs for members and guests of The Reserve; 3.) Promote an arts program at The Reserve; and 4.) Provide outreach activities for neighboring communities in Pickens County, SC, through the 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation. In 2012, the Charitable Foundation gave more than $35,000 to local organizations.
About The Reserve at Lake Keowee
Created in 2000 by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an award-winning residential community that spans 3,900 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 30 miles of shoreline on Lake Keowee and convenient access to nationally-recognized commercial and cultural centers that include Greenville, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; and Clemson and Furman Universities. A 200-slip Marina, Village Center, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and more than 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails, and green spaces highlight more than $100 million in completed family amenities at The Reserve. The Reserve has approximately 700 members from 30 different states. Homesites at The Reserve start in the $100,000s; homes, under $500,000. To learn more, call 877-922-LAKE (5253), visit www.ReserveAtLakeKeowee.com, or read the community’s official blog at www.LifeOnKeowee.com.
About Greenwood Communities and Resorts
Greenwood Communities and Resorts, based in Greenwood, S.C., is a leader in the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the award-winning Palmetto Dunes Resort at Hilton Head Island and evolving to current communities like The Ponds, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Greenwood’s mission has remained the same: Create memorable places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives.
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