Rotary Club of Charles Town gives $32,000 to area groups

CHARLES TOWN — The Rotary Club of Charles Town donated $32,000 to a number of area charities from money raised from its annual J.B. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament.

Distributions made from this year’s tournament include $13,000 to the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation; $2,000 to Jefferson High Baseball; $2,000 to Washington High Baseball; $5,000 to Jefferson Memorial Park; and $10,000 to the Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic.

The tournament, which was held on May 23, was established in memory of J.B. Smith, the son of Danny and Ann Smith, a Rotary Club past president.

More than $400,000 has been donated during the first 14 years of the tournament, which will be discontinued after this year.

J.B. Smith died in 1998.

The Rotary Club made its donations on July 29 at Jefferson Memorial Park.

One hundred seventy-two golfers at Locust Hill and Sleepy Hollow golf courses participated in this year’s tournament.

A reception was held at The Anvil restaurant in Harpers Ferry.

In past years, the tournament has raised funds for Jefferson County Community Ministries, Shenandoah Women’s Center and the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic.

A fund established through the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation currently holds $97,000, which provides perpetual funding to assist the Jefferson Memorial Park, High School Baseball in Jefferson County and the Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic.


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