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Beta Sigma Phi event raises $14,500 for Fort Mill schools foundation

BSP Members Debbie Parker, Liz McBride, Nancy Lapointe, and Jennifer Jameson serve up the after-tournament lunch. The group’s event raised more than $14,500 for the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools' Innovative Classroom Projects Program.
BSP Members Debbie Parker, Liz McBride, Nancy Lapointe, and Jennifer Jameson serve up the after-tournament lunch. The group’s event raised more than $14,500 for the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools' Innovative Classroom Projects Program.

Beta Sigma Phi of Fort Mill’s annual golf tournament raised more than $14,500 for the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools' Innovative Classroom Projects Program.

Held April 27 at Springfield Golf Club, the event drew 130 golfers on 34 teams who teed off to support local schools. More than 20 local businesses sponsored holes along the course.

The event included a round of golf, a lunch catered by Fort Mill BBQ and Sysco Foods, and a silent auction of items donated by local individuals and businesses. Students from several local elementary schools donated art projects for the auction.

Each year, Beta Sigma Phi of Fort Mill conducts a major spring fundraiser with proceeds donated to programs run by the Foundation. In the past, donations have supported field trip scholarships and teacher grant programs in local elementary, middle, and high schools. The event co-chairs, Heather Cromwell and Kristen Prater, challenged the group to exceed previous years and set a goal to raise enough money to cover the majority of funds needed to support the 2015-’16 classroom projects program. This year’s event marks a single-event fundraising record for the group.

The golf tournament was the ninth major fundraiser the group has conducted for the Foundation. The group also raises and donates money each year for Angel Tree and Pick-a-Feather programs in local schools and the Fort Mill Care Center.

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