Jun 21, 2017
Great Golf for a Great Cause at CAA
May 24th, 2017 -- WILLIAMSTON, SOUTH CAROLINA --
Carolina Auto Auction hosted its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on May 16th, raising over $15,000 toward melanoma cancer research at The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.This is the first year Carolina has tied the event to charity, and they grew it to include the attendance of a number of celebrities, the largest sponsorship base they’ve ever had, and 110 golfers.
The 4 man Captain’s Choice event was held at The Walker Course at Clemson University with a 12:00pm Shotgun Start.The auction brought in special guests including David Patten – the 3-time Super Bowl Wide Receiver from the New England Patriots; Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt, Tajh Boyd – the former All-American Clemson Quarterback, and Mrs. South Carolina Heather Crick.Former Clemson and NFL player Dalton Freeman also attended to play golf at the event with his team actually winning the tournament at its conclusion. CAA Marketing Manager Scott Whitaker auctioned off Patten, Boyd, Miss SC, and Mrs. SC to the highest bidding foursomes as a “5th player” to raise additional funds and add to the excitement of the competition.
In conjunction with the tournament, Carolina Auto Auction hosted a silent charity auction after the tournament, and a live auction the following morning before their weekly automotive auction begins.Each week 600+ car dealers converge on Anderson, SC to buy vehicles and it provides a natural bidding environment for some quality items that will increase the donation toward The Winship Cancer Institute at Emory.Among these items are several Clemson University National Championship helmets and footballs from the 2016 Championship team, autographed items from Patten and Boyd, and other donated items that contributing partners made toward the fundraising goal.
CAA is already planning its 2018 tournament with great excitement.