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NC Alliance retirees hold successful golf tournament

Jeremy Sprinkle
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Doing well by playing for a cause

Heather McLaughlin, consultant for the NC chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans, reports on the success of their first-ever golf fundraiser:

The North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans (NCARA) is pleased to announce the success of our 1st Annual Golf Tournament!

[Click here to see pictures from the NCARA Golf Tournament.]

The NCARA's golf tournament was held on Friday, June 8, 2012, at Oak Valley golf course in Clemmons, North Carolina. It began with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Our aim was to raise funds for the YMCA of the Triangle and for the Alliance's ongoing programs to aid seniors here in North Carolina.

The NCARA  -  an affiliate of the National Alliance for Retired Americans - is a statewide non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization with over 35,000 members and 16 affiliates. The NCARA exists for educating and informing its membership, the public, and our elected officials about issues that affect the well-being of retirees and senior citizens, so that they may all work towards advancing and achieving just and fair living conditions for retirees and senior citizens within the state.

Since its start in 2001, the NCARA has used a three-pronged approach of education, mobilization, and activism to raise awareness and encourage self-advocacy by seniors on such issues as quality, affordable health care, long-term care, and income security - including guaranteed Social Security benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Thank you to all of our golfers as well as our sponsors, and volunteers in making our 1st golf tournament such a success!

Sponsors & Volunteers included:

  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC)
  • Alliance for Retired Americans
  • Winston-Financial
  • Joe McLaughlin (Sherrill & Company)
  • Judy Coggins
  • Ed and Marjorie Wood
  • Mary Montford
  • Rita Crawford
  • Louis Forrisi
  • Ann and Howard Young
  • Jim and Kathy Moore
  • EarQue
  • Bill and Mary Dworkin
  • George Baisey
  • David Griffin
  • Adam Orlovich
  • Mitch Leonard

Thank you also for the support of the entire NCARA executive board!

For more information about the NC Alliance for Retired Americans, call Heather at 919-522-8996 or visit our national web site at