Despite the threat of rainy weather hanging in the air, golf enthusiasts took to the course at BridgeMill Friday for the annual Golf Fore Charity tournament held by the BridgeMill Sixes Service League.
After the golfers had finished up their rounds and enjoyed a meal inside Featherstone’s, league officials paid a special tribute to the tournament’s honoree, Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds. The league also presented Reynolds with a check he was able to turn around and gift to a charity of his choice.
With his check, Reynolds presented $500 to the Bethany Place organization, a faith-based home in Canton providing shelter to women and children who have been abused.
“I first met (Bethany Place founder and director) Sandy Reed several years ago,” Reynolds said. “I sat down with her a year ago and asked her what she needed. When I was selected as this year’s honoree, I asked her if I could recommend her for this.”
Although Reynolds said it is unfortunate that organizations like Bethany Place have to exist, he did say he was thankful for the great working relationship the sheriff’s office and Bethany Place have been able to establish, with the organization serving as an invaluable resource for those in need of such help.
“It was an honor that he thought enough of Bethany Place to designate us as the recipient,” Reed said.
According to Reed, the money will be able to fully take care of one woman at Bethany Place for an entire month.
To show the group’s support for Reynolds and all he does for Cherokee County, the BridgeMill Sixes Service League presented the sheriff with a handcrafted wooden plaque, made to look like the American flag, but with an emblem depicting a badge of the sheriff’s office and the words “BSSL Honors Sheriff Frank Reynolds 2019” in place of the stars.
The service league also took a moment to recognize Rob’s Rescues, an organization led by Rob Macmillan, a young man dedicated to advocating for animals in local shelters. League officials said they would be holding a pet food drive in August to support the organization and the many people and animals it helps on a regular basis.
With the donation, Bethany Place becomes the latest local organization to receive financial donations from the BridgeMill Sixes Service League. Dedicated to helping other local charities, the service league has also helped the Cherokee County Give a Kid a Chance program, The HOPE Center, the Cherokee Family Violence Center and Turn Around Ministries, among many others.