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Michelin golf tourney raises $770,000

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Michelin North America has raised approximately $775,000 through its recent 30th annual Charity Golf Tournament, with proceeds supporting 10 local charities in communities where Michelin employees live and work.

“Michelin is grateful for the support and generosity of our network of suppliers, who embody our company’s purpose to provide a better way forward for our employees, customers and local communities,” Mark Colby, purchasing manager for Michelin North America, said in a news release. “About 145 teams from Michelin business partners and suppliers represented approximately 584 players who competed on six Greenville-area golf courses.” 

The tournament has generated more than $8 million since its inception in 1989. This year’s tournament will award proceeds to 10 charitable organizations which include:

  • Ardmore Bridges Out of Poverty, based in Ardmore, Okla., strives to empower through education those individuals living in poverty or disabled by a poverty mindset.
  • Camperdown Academy, based in Greenville, provides excellence in the education of dyslexic children and has been serving students since 1986. 
  • Developmental Center for Exceptional Children, based in Anderson, was established in 1974 and remains the only area preschool serving children with special needs and disabilities in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.
  • Fisher House, in Columbia, provides temporary accommodations to military families while veterans receive medical attention at the William Jennings Bryan VA Hospital.
  • Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands serves girls in K-5 through12th grades across 22 counties in central and western South Carolina.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, based in Washington, D.C., with a local chapter in Greenville, is the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illnesses. Michelin’s grant will be shared between the national organization and its local chapter.
  • New Directions Housing Corp., based in Jefferson County, Ky., supports neighborhoods, families and individuals in the Louisville area with housing development strategies.
  • Roper Mountain Science Center, in Greenville, provides public programs to foster innovative learning and community engagement.
  • The Nature Conservancy, in Columbia, is a conservation organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
  • The Wiregrass Museum of Art, based in Dothan, Ala., inspires lifelong learning through the visual arts for communities in the region.

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