Sharing God’s Love has successful fundraiser


Eighty-two golfers enjoyed fellowship and friendly competition on a beautiful September 18 outing at The Spur at Northwoods Golf Club. While the Captain’s Choice foursomes’ scores varied from 57 to 81, the goodwill and camaraderie did not lessen throughout the day. Everyone knew they were participating for a very worthwhile cause. The eighth annual golfing event raised $18,300 for Sharing God’s Love, the Irmo-based ministry that has helped families in need in our community for, as of November, thirty-three years. The cooperative ministry of fifty local churches annually serves more than 6,000 people living in Irmo, St. Andrews and Ballentine with food, clothing, personal hygiene items and, when available, financial aid with utilities and other emergencies. Sharing God’s Love is very appreciative of the wonderful support it receives from the community, which is demonstrated by the following contributors to the golf tournament.

Major financial sponsors were: A & M Properties, Ameris Bank, Bilt Rite Garage Doors, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Columbia Heart, Fit 413 Health Club, Shaw Industries Group, Sisters of Charity Foundation, Mid-Carolina Electric Coop, Palmetto Health, Belter & Associates, Inc., Capital Dental Group, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, Geoffrey Chatham, CPA, Law firm of Smokey Brown, Lizard’s Thicket, Meetze Plumbing, Moore Taylor Law Firm, PA, Shenandoah Restorations, Inc., Springhill Construction, LLC, Trevett’s Direct and Willoughby and Hoefer, PA.

Large financial contributors were: American Floral, Ballentine for House, Banks Animal Hospital, Blackwater Marine, Buonasera Media Services, Cassell Brothers Heating & Cooling, Columbia Podiatry, The Tranquila Inn, Dan S. Judd Consultants, Inc., Daniel Methuselah, DPM, David’s Fine Jewelry, Discount Tire of Irmo, Dr. Crosby Livingston, DMD, Dr. & Mrs. Steve Hefner, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, Finishing Touch Team, LLC, First Community Bank, Fully Promoted, Irmo Insurance Agency, Irmo Tire & Automotive, Inc., Jim Hudson Toyota, Joye Group, Kaminer Heating & Cooling, Kenley J. Loftis, DMD, Lake Murray Floor Covering, Lexington Family Practice, Lexington Medical Center, Lucky’s Burger Shack, Mann Tool & Supply, Mathias Sandwich Shop, Merrill Lynch, Midland’s Chapter Professional Land Surveyors, Mid-state Chapter SCPLS, NorthWest Family YMCA, Physicians Weight Loss Center, Representative Chip Huggins, Sansbury Eye Clinic, Senator Ronnie Cromer, Southeastern Freight Lines, Stier Supply Company, Temples Halloran Funeral Home,The Braddock Group of Janney, The Warren Group, Thomas, Watson & Dyches LLC and Tompkins Orthodontics.

Prizes and gifts were donated by AAA Vacations, Alodia’s Cucina Italiana, Best Stop #1, Bojangles, Bonefish Grill, Carolina Ale House, Casa Linda Mexican, Charwood Country Club, Chic-fil-A Harbison, Chili’s – Lexington, Chili’s – Harbison, Clark’s Termite & Pest Control, Cobblestone Park Golf Club, Columbia Country Club, The Tranquila Inn, Country Club of Lexington, Cracker Barrel – Irmo, Deno’s Fine Food, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, Fazoli’s, Finishing Touch Team, LLC,Firestone Autocare – Harbison, Fit 413 Health Club, Five Guys,,Frances Gunter, Frank’s Car Wash, Geoffrey Chatham, CPA, George Bryan Golf Academy, George & Jean How, Golden Hills Golf & Country Club, Goodyear Tire & Rubber – Harbison, Hair Power, Hidden Valley Golf Club, Hooter’s Restaurant, IHOP – St. Andrews Road, Indian River Golf Club, Irmo Tire, LinRick Golf Course, Longhorn Steakhouse, Marty Baltzegar PE, LEED AP, Mid Carolina Country Club, Inc., Mid-Carolina Electric Corp, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Nail Spa, NBSC, Oak Hills Golf Club, Ponderosa Country Club, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Richland County Sheriff’s Dept., Riverside Golf Center, Seven Oaks Barbering, Signarama Irmo, Silver Fox Grill, Sonic Drive-in of Ballentine, Southern Produce, TAO Asian Fusion, Texas Roadhouse, The Braddock Group, Walmart – Ballentine, Woodcreek & Wildewood Country Clubs, Zaxby’s – Lake Murray Blvd. and Zaxby’s – St. Andrews Road.