Carolina blue skies and grilling smoke greeted over 150 golfers and volunteers participating in the 27th annual G&B Energy Irons in the Fire golf event held on Thursday September, 5 at Cedarbrook Country Club. The charity fundraiser, benefitting the Yadkin Valley United Fund, is held annually the Thursday after Labor Day and continues to be a significant fundraising event for the YVUF. This year’s tournament raised a record total of $27,500 to jump start the YVUF 2020 fundraising campaign with a donation that exceeds 14% of the annual fundraising goal of $190,000.
A major highlight of the Irons in the Fire event is the food. Grilling and beverage stations scattered throughout the 18-hole golf course feature grilled culinary delights by G&B Energy’s employee grill masters. This year’s tournament featured grilled pineapple and ice cream, smoked chicken wings, tender pork ribs, shrimp and pulled pork quesadillas.
The tournament is funded through the sponsorships of local community minded businesses and individuals as well as the participation of over 125 golfers.
“I am honored and continually amazed by the community support for this annual charity event,” said G&B Energy President Jeff Eidson. “With the hard work of the G&B employees, the giving spirit of our sponsors and volunteers and the continued participation of golfers, the Irons in the Fire tournament continues to be a success. I am grateful for the dedication and hard work by everyone that participated in today’s event,” continued Eidson.
G&B Energy’s inaugural charity golf tournament was held in 1993 at Cedarbrook Country Club. To date, the tournament has generated over $494,202 in donations for charity.
The YVUF serves the communities of Elkin, Jonesville, Mountain Park, Ronda, State Road, Thurmond and Traphill by providing funds for 24 local non-profit agencies who assist residents of the Yadkin Valley with very little financial means. The YVUF also offers three scholarships to high school seniors at East Wilkes, Elkin, and Starmount.