Heroes Invitational Golf Tournament Raises $ 140,000 for U.S. Army Rangers and Military Veterans
SAVANE, Georgia., 22 November 2021 / PRNewswire / – Oglethorpe Power, Georgia Transmission, Georgia System Operations and Georgia EMC presented a total of $ 140,000 check donations today for two Georgia-Non-profit organizations based on proceeds from the 11th Annual Corporate Heroes Invitational Golf Tournament, a private event held in early October at the Georgia Club, Statham, Georgia.
A portion of the tournament proceeds was donated to Sua Sponte Foundation, a nonprofit, voluntary organization that provides rapid assistance to Rangers and families of the 1st Ranger Battalion, part of the U.S. Army’s Elite 75e Ranger Regiment based in Savannah, Georgia. Since September 11, Sua Sponte has assisted the Rangers and their families in times of crisis. They also organize and sponsor events to increase the morale and cohesion of the Rangers, help renovate the homes of injured Rangers, send care packages to deployed troops, provide financial assistance for medical expenses, offer search assistance. jobs, help Gold Star families who have lost loved ones in military service, and maintain memorials dedicated to the fallen warriors of the 1st Ranger Battalion.
âAs a local Georgia Special Operations team, we are fortunate to have the hosts and sponsors of the Tournament of Heroes by our side,â said President of the Sua Sponte Foundation, Richard schooley. “With the generous donation received from the tournament, the Sua Sponte Foundation can continue to provide meaningful assistance to the Rangers and their families.”
In addition, a check was given to the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless for the benefit of its Small house project. This unique initiative provides permanent and affordable community housing to homeless military veterans. Residents have access to support staff and case managers, job search assistance, skills-building workshops and health classes, all with an emphasis on empowerment. self-sufficiency. Phase 1 of the project, completed in 2019, is home to 23 U.S. military veterans. Phase 2 will end homelessness for 23 additional veterans. Once the veterans’ applications are accepted, they are allowed to live in these homes indefinitely.
“We are grateful for this very generous donation,” said Cindy kelley, Executive Director, Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless. âThe funds will allow the construction of three Phase 2 homes in the Tiny House project community, providing independence to military veterans who have proudly and courageously served our country.
“We are proud and privileged to help make a positive difference in the well-being of serving military families and veterans through these two Georgiacharities, âsaid President / CEO of Oglethorpe Power, Mike smith. âWe sincerely appreciate the participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers who continue to make the annual Heroes Golf Tournament a great success.
âOne of our seven cooperative principles is ‘concern for the community’,â said Barbara hampton, Georgia Transmission Corporation President / CEO. âI consider it an honor to be part of this great endeavor that gives back to our veterans community.
“Georgia veterans play an important role statewide, and many veterans work in our control centers. It is important to support those who serve, and I am honored that we have worked together to raise funds for these organizations, âsaid Georgia System Operations President / CEO Greg Ford.
“State CEMs employ many veterans in various roles which play an important role in helping power cooperatives to provide reliable and safe electricity to millions of Georgians,” said Georgia EMC President / CEO Dennis chastain. âThanks to funding and volunteering, electricity cooperatives everywhere Georgia actively support a multitude of programs and initiatives that directly benefit military personnel, so we were very pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the Golf of Heroes Tournament and recognize military personnel who serve our country with honor and integrity . ”
Since its inception in 2010, the Heroes’ Golf Tournament has grown exponentially both in terms of participation and increased monetary donations. Over the years, the proceeds have benefited nonprofit military charities and Georgians in need.
About Oglethorpe Power
Oglethorpe Power Corporation is one of the world’s largest electric power cooperatives with approximately $ 15 billion in assets serving 38 member electricity companies which collectively provide electricity to approximately $ 4.3 million Georgia residents. A promoter of the conscientious development and use of energy, Oglethorpe Power balances reliable, affordable energy with environmental responsibility and has an outstanding record of regulatory compliance. Its diverse energy portfolio includes natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of over 8,300 megawatts. Oglethorpe Power was established in 1974 and is owned by its 38 member systems. Its seat is at Tucker, Georgia, a Atlanta suburb. For more information visit www.opc.com.
About Georgia Transmission
Georgia Transmission Corporation, a non-profit cooperative owned by 38 Electric Membership Corporations (EMC), has over 3,500 miles of high voltage transmission lines and over 760 substations. These installations provide electricity to Georgia EMCs, providing electricity to over 4.3 million Georgians. For more information, visit gatransmission.com.
About Georgia System Operations
Georgia System Operations Corporation is a not-for-profit corporation owned by 38 Georgia power companies, Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Georgia Transmission Corporation. GSOC provides safe, reliable and economical energy by controlling and monitoring the power generation, transmission and distribution assets owned by OPC, GTC, Smarr EMC, members and their power partners. Operating in the SERC Reliability Corporation’s Southeast Reliability Sub-region, GSOC complies with all applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards. GSOC also manages the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program for GTC and itself.
About Georgia EMC
Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association representing the state’s 41 EMCs, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Collectively, Georgia Customer-owned EMCs provide electricity and related services to approximately 4.4 million people, almost half of Georgia population, on 73 percent of the area of ââthe state. To learn more, visit www.georgiaemc.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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