More than $100,000 was raised by 144 golfers at the annual OUC Charity Golf Tournament held February 25th at Shingle Creek Golf Club.
To begin OUC’s centennial anniversary, the utility donated tournament proceeds of $10,000 each to 10 charities in Orange and Osceola counties. Each strives to make a difference through economic development, education, environmental stewardship and social impact. More than $100,000 has been raised to support 10 beneficiaries – the most in event history and double that of previous tournaments.
Since 1995, OUC’s annual Charity Golf Tournament has donated nearly $1 million benefitting 66 local charities. Along with more than 50 sponsors who participated in this year’s event, OUC is proud to donate proceeds to nonprofits including A Gift for Teaching, Canine Companions, Central Florida Community Arts and others.
Here is the full list of beneficiaries from the OUC Charity Golf Tournament:
- A Gift for Teaching serves as the primary provider of free school supplies for teachers and students in Orange and Osceola county public schools.
- Canine Companions provides service dogs at no cost to adults, children and veterans with disabilities, and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings.
- Central Florida Community Arts strives to create a safe place where the arts are affordable and accessible to all.
- Florida Urban Forestry Council educates the citizens of Florida on the benefits of trees and the importance of preserving, managing and sustaining the urban forest.
- Grace Medical Home serves the ongoing physical, spiritual, mental health and dental needs of low-income uninsured residents in Orange County.
- Legends Academy develops tomorrow’s leaders through STEM-focused education for students from Kindergarten through 8th-grade.
- National Entrepreneur Center provides educational programming, industry expertise and assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Central Florida.
- Osceola Council on Aging provides services to enable independence and self-sufficiency for seniors, disabled adults, the disadvantaged and families in poverty.
- St. Cloud Main Street is a comprehensive revitalization program designed to encourage economic development and historic preservation in St. Cloud.
- McCormick Research Institute is a nonprofit based in St. Cloud that provides equine therapy to veterans and individuals with special needs.