"A Christmas Story" Charity Auction / Performance a Great Holiday Treat!
On Thursday, December 11th, GFP joined forces with the Greenville County Youth Orchestra for a silent auction fundraiser and preview showing of “A Christmas Story” at the Greenville Little Theatre. Members of the GCYO played live holiday music while guests enjoyed catered food and bidding on amazing silent auction items. GFP was proud to be a part of this festive holiday event!
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Thanks to Jersey Mike’s for Providing Free Red Ribbons to Greenville County Schools and a Special Deal for Students!
As a supporter of GFP’s mission of keeping kids off alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, for several years Jersey Mike’s has generously donated red ribbons to local schools in support of “Red Ribbon Week” and usually offers a special incentive to those students who wear a Jersey Mike’s ribbon in to one of their stores to encourage them to live a healthy, drug-free life style. So, show your appreciation of Jersey Mike’s efforts by patronizing their establishment and say, "Thank you"!
Red Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament 2014!
Greenville Family Partnership (GFP) hosted their 24th annual Red Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Green Valley Country Club in Travelers Rest, SC. GFP had 28 teams registered for the tournament and the organization raised over $69,000.
The first place team represented International Plastics (pictured left to right) – Mark McClure, Frank Wrenn, Jeff Holder, and Steve McClure. Each one of these players won a set of Michelin Tires donated by Michelin North America.
Other winners were:
- Second Place representing IMI – Dan Collins, Scott Freeman, Andy Lewis, and Ben Go forth (Players won gift cards to Carson’s Nut Bolt and Tool.)
- Third Place representing Bell Carrington Law Firm – Stan Stine, Tommy Flinn, G.H. Bobotis, and Thomas Self (Players won gift cards to Green Valley Pro Shop.)
- Closest to the Pin (Hole #8) – Frank Wrenn IV 1’ 3”
- Closest to the Pin (Hole #17) – David Ellengton 7’ 4”
The Tournament’s top level sponsors were: Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital , Carson Nut Bolt & Tool, AFL, Green Valley Country C lub.
The event was a huge success in part by the many Board Members, staff and community volunteers that helped organize and work the day of the tournament. A very special thank you goes out to the staff at Green Valley Country Club for help making the day run smoothly.
If you’re looking for a sweet, heart-warming storybook for a child, please consider our Red Ribbon Storybooks…“The Red Ribbon, A Story of Hope”, “Doodle Bug”, and “Stinky the Skunk” all offer wholesome tales with a special message to which children can relate. To find out more, please visit the Red Ribbon Store!
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