September 22-- The annual Sweet Onion Classic golf tournament in Vidalia raised an estimated $70,000 for local charities, according to Classic Board Chairman Lloyd Mobley.
The tournament attracted 124 golfers to Hawks Point Golf Course Wednesday and was won by the foursome of Michael Kay, Jason Palmer, Daniel Ford and Les Ramsey with a score of 15 under par. (L-R John Underwood, Wendell Dixon, Ramsey, Palmer, Kay, Lloyd Mobley, not pictured Ford.)
The tournament donated the first of two $25,000 installments it is making to the Toombs County Boys and Girls Club to help build a new home for the club in Vidalia. (L-R Wendell Dixon, Lisa Bishop in front of Lloyd Mobley, Raymond Turner, Tonja Woodard, Howard Hill, Goodman Craig, Les Ramsey, John Underwood and Tim Truxal.)
It also presented a $10,000 check to Brewton Parker College. (L-R Lisa Bishop in front of Wendell Dixon, Lloyd Mobley, Jessica James, Tim Truxal and John Underwood.)
The Sweet Onion Classic is also providing $5,000 to the Altama Museum in Vidalia and $2,500 each to the Vidalia Educational Foundation and to the Mercy Clinic.