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It’s an annual rite of spring and it’s for a great cause.
Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley hosted the 14th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble on Saturday afternoon.
Twenty-three teams took part in the event that helps raise money for the Satterwhite Foundation which supports the Trust for Life Organ Donation Program. The event also helps raise money for the Owen County Senior Citizens Activity Fund.
Tournament Director Billy O’Banion announced to the participants that this year’s tournament would be played in memory of Drew Mason.
Mason, who lost his life last year in an automobile accident, was an organ donor and able to save eight people. O’Banion encouraged each of the players to consider becoming an organ donor.
Former Owen County Circuit Judge Charlie Satterwhite was an organ recipient and a member of the Trust for Life’s Board of Directors.
Satterwhite passed away in 1998.
The fund set up in his name helps meet the everyday expenses that families are unable to afford and are not covered by insurance.
According to the Trust for Life, the fund has helped 418 recipients from 88 different counties in Kentucky. It has raised nearly $300,000.
Following an afternoon of golf, players were treated to a meal provided and served by members from the Owen County Senior Citizens Center. The money they receive from the event helps them take a trip each year.
This year’s winning team was made up of Richard Hardesty, Jimmy Olds, Doug Terry and Gran Mefford. The second place team consisted of Billy O’Banion, J.C. Karsner, B.J. Hurst and Robbie Stamper.
Ricky Bourne, Bobby Cull, Rick Dahlenburg and John Scroggins finished third. Butch Kendall, Wes Kendall, Ashley Bartram and Cretia Wells finished fourth while Rick Pulliam, Rob Duff, David Dean and Marc Etherington placed fifth.
O’Banion thanked the tournament sponsors that included the Owen County Chamber of Commerce; Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid; the Owenton Rotary Club; Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond; Owen Electric; Jimmy Coyle, PVA; the Smith House; Kelly Bros.; Peoples Bank and Trust; Craigmyle Truck and Trailor; First Farmers Bank and Trust; Eddie Bourne, attorney; Frances Steurer; Paula and Sara Satterwhite; Carolyn and Delbert Keith; Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee, Circuit Clerk; North Park Pharmacy; Bowling Insurance; Spurgeon Law Firm; McDonald & New Funeral Homes; Tackett’s Mens Wear; the News Herald; and D&J Storage.
The team sponsors were Crossroads Ford Lincoln; North Park Pharmacy; Earl Floyd Ford; Bowlin Group; Gov. Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud; Peoples Bank and Trust; and Coddell Construction.