ELKIN, N.C. – The tantalizing aroma of smoke, grilling spices and fresh grilled meats filled the air over Cedarbrook Country Club, Thursday September 5th, as G&B Energy hosted its Irons in the Fire Charity Golf & Social. The 21st annual event, hosted in partnership with Wells Fargo, drew participation from over 100 golfers and many local sponsors to raise $15,000 for the Yadkin Valley United Fund. (Picture- From left to right- Gray Burchette of G&B Energy, Regina Gillespie board member YVUF, Steve Owings, President YVUF and Missy Loving, Executive Director YVUF)
Don’t be fooled by the charity golf moniker for this event, it is unlike any golf tournament in the area. There was no pre or post tournament meal like many golfers have grown accustomed to at other tournaments. Instead, the grill masters at G&B Energy set up grilling stations throughout the golf course. Each grilling station offered grilled items to golfers and volunteers including slow smoked pork barbeque, shrimp, fall off the bone ribs, hot dogs and seared steak. Once the last holes were played and the food gone, the event winners were announced at an awards ceremony. The ceremony included a raffle for prizes such as golf equipment, attire, grills and even cash. All golfers that registered for the tournament were automatically placed into the raffle.
G&B Energy’s President, Jeff Eidson, continues to be amazed by the support of the local community for this event. “For 21 years, we have been blessed with support from the employees of G&B Energy, volunteers, sponsors, suppliers and players. These folks are the backbone of our community, and they are the reason for the successes of the G&B Energy Irons in the Fire Golf & Social. I would like to send my deepest appreciation to everyone involved for their hard work and giving spirit”, said Eidson.
The G&B Energy’s inaugural charity golf tournament was held in 1993 at Cedarbrook Country Club. To date, the tournament has raised over $380,000 for charity.