ValleyStar Charity Golf Tournament Raises $50,000 for Children’s Miracle Network |

Special to the Bulletin

The ValleyStar RISE Foundation announced this week that this year’s Big Tee Off Golf Tournament has raised $50,000 for Children’s Miracle Network.

The golf tournament returned this year after a two-year hiatus. More than 30 companies sponsored the tournament and 148 golfers attended, playing the morning or afternoon round at Chatmoss Country Club in Martinsville.

During the afternoon flight of the tournament, Scott Shytle, with the Berry Elliott Realtors team, holed a hole-in-one on hole 6, which was designated for the 10-hole Hole-In-One contest. $000, sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group. Shytle teeed off with his 3-hybrid club to hit the hole-in-one.

“After a two-year hiatus, it was great to have so much participation and support,” Greta Kidd, executive director of the ValleyStar RISE Foundation, said in a statement. “A player’s victory in the Hole-in-One competition was the icing on the cake. I am thrilled that Scott is the recipient of our prize money. His achievement is just another reason I would say this golf tournament was such a success.

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Kidd credits the tournament’s success to the support of sponsors, particularly the golf tournament’s presenting partner, AutosbyNelson.com, and lunch sponsor, Member Wealth Management.

The golf tournament directly benefits the Carilion Children’s Hospital located in Roanoke. The funds will be used to bring lifesaving supplies to children and babies in Southwest Virginia.

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