Golf Tournament to Benefit Fire Departments May 4

The Ruritan Road Ruritan Club members are busy planning their second annual Fireball Charity Golf Challenge – set for Saturday, May 4 with a rain date of May 5. Thorn Spring Golf Course & Event Center will once again be hosts for the event which netted the club $4,000 for Pulaski County fire departments.

Although the participants had to dodge two hurricanes and reschedule once, the first Fireball Charity Golf Challenge in the fall of 2018 allowed the club to donate $500 to eight fire departments at a dinner in November. Cash prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, as well as prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin.  Lots of great door prizes were also given out.  Participants in the 2018 event are pictured.

In November, representatives from the eight volunteer fire departments were invited to join the club for dinner, where they were each presented with a check for $500. Pictured (l-r) are: Ruritan Road Club President Craig Whitt, Freddie Smith, Fairlawn FD treasurer; Randy Mills, Chief Fairlawn FD; Lt. Hermon Sarver, Pulaski FD; Lt. Mike Ratcliff, Pulaski and Newbern FD; Ruritan Club Event Coordinator Diane Lawson; Cliff Phillips, Deputy Chief Draper and member of Pulaski FD; Scott Smith, Asst. Chief Snowville FD; Gene Duncan, Chief Snowville FD.

“We are very grateful to Thorn Spring Golf Course,” noted Lawson. “They were great to work with and helped with every aspect of the event!”

In particular the club would like to recognize the following hole sponsors: All Pest Control Inc., Anderson Audiology, Carolyn Simpson, Cavalier Supply Company Inc., Dominion Accounting & Tax Service, Dublin Moose, Edward Jones Investments/Andrew Owens Jr. AAMS, Excel Prosthetics & Orthotics, Foothills Chiropractic/Dr. Holly Welty-Miller, Hodge Insurance, Infinity Eye Care,, Ruritan Road Ruritan Club, Sarah Tilson-Miano / State Farm Ins., The Electroplate-Rite Corp., The Law Office of Spencer Rygas, Tuck Chiropractic Clinic / Dr. Logan Brooke, VA Stone & Brick, and Wythe Eye Associates.

These local businesses were very generous with door prize donations as well: Troy’s, Patty’s Kitchen, Kroger, Fatz, El Ranchero, Compadres, The Coffee Grinder, Kim’s Family Hair Care, O’Reilly’s Auto, Advance Auto Parts, Thompson Tire, NRV Lube Plus, Northwest Hardware, Lowe’s, Sherwin Williams, Hayden Electric, NRV Furniture, Flowers by Dreama Dawn, Glenn Insurance Agency, OK Barber Shop, Tractor Supply, Pepsi Bottling Co., Little Cesar’s Pizza, and Domino’s Pizza.

For more information or to sign up your team for the May tournament contact Diane Lawson at (540) 750-5656 or Thorn Spring Golf Course at (540) 980-5851.