Jim Ellis Charity Golf Fundraiser Generates $120K for 21 Local Charities

For the 17th consecutive year, Jim Ellis Automotive hosted a charity golf tournament to raise funds for charity. The tournament was held in late September at Chateau Elan and was a group effort by a number of Jim Ellis employees, partners and vendors coming together to make the event a success. This year’s tournament surpassed previous years with a total of $120,000 raised for charity. Since the tournament’s inception, over $1 Million has been raised to benefit Atlanta’s children and women in need.

The tournament began as a company family picnic and golf outing. As the company grew, management realized the opportunity to use the event as a fundraising tournament to help others, so it morphed into a fundraising tournament while preserving the camaraderie aspect of employees and vendors coming together to enjoy a fun event while raising money. 

“The Jim Ellis Charity Golf Tournament would not be possible without so many Jim Ellis employees that participate by playing in the tournament, making calls for donations, working the tournament and the list goes on,” said Jim Ellis Automotive Group Vice President Stacey Ellis Hodges. “It is heartwarming to see everyone come together to raise money for such important causes that touch the lives of so many that work at Jim Ellis. I am proud of the record amount of funds generated for contribution in 2017.”

Following the tournament, Jim Ellis employees had the opportunity to nominate charities that they would like to see receive funds from the tournament. From there, the golf committee went through the nominations, vetted the submissions and looked at the need for each. From there, the committee reviewed eligible charities to determine which ones they would be able to support and how much to give to each one. The main focus for the charities donated to is that they in some way help children and women in need. This year, 19 recipients were chosen to receive funds:

1. 20/20 Hearing
2. Angel Flight
3. Atlanta Police Union Santa Cop
4. Babies Can’t Wait
5. Calvary Children’s Home
6. Camp Horizon
7. Canine Companions
8. Corners Outreach
9. Cross Cultural Ministries
10. Drake House
11. Georgia Center For Child Advocacy
12. Gwinnett Children’s Home
13. Gwinnett Kiwanis Christmas Kids
14. Hope Inc.
15. Interfaith Outreach
16. Jesse’s House
17. Norcross Cooperative Ministry
18. Our House
19. Street Grace
20. The Extension
21. Yaarab Shriners

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