MONROE – The Greater Charlotte Auto Dealers Association is the presenting sponsor of the Community Shelter of Union County’s annual Chuck Norwood Memorial Golf Tournament.

Through this sponsorship, the organization has donated $210,000 since 2000.

Association executive director Jenn Jackson said auto dealerships are proud to continue supporting the Community Shelter. “The impact of this facility in Union County aligns perfectly with our commitment to supporting our community and serving others,” Jackson said. “We continue to contribute to the Community Shelter because we know our contributions are unquestionably making a difference in helping those in need.”

Every year, auto dealerships make a huge commitment to the fight against homelessness and hunger in Union County,” said Melissa McKeown, CEO of Community Shelter. “Their contributions have helped thousands of residents receive the stabilization services they need and deserve.”

This year’s tournament has a few changes, including the location. The tournament, scheduled for April 13, moves to Stonebridge Golf Club and features an extended day with morning and afternoon tee times.

There is a new option for golfers and non-golfers to sponsor a round of golf for an individual or first responder team as a thank you for their service to Union County.

Additional sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100 to $1,750 are available, including a new driving range sponsor.

Golfers and non-golfers alike can purchase raffle tickets for three great prizes – a $1,500 custom-made Mizuno JPX-921 iron set, a $500 Use Anywhere Airbnb certificate, and a Blackstone 36-inch four-burner hardtop grill worth $350.

Sponsorships and raffle tickets can be purchased and player registration can be done online at www.UnionShelter.org/Golf2022.

Proceeds from the annual tournament fund emergency housing, food and relocation services for Union County residents who suffer from hunger and homelessness. Over the past several years, the need for services has increased dramatically as the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in total job loss or reduced employment for thousands of county residents.

In the last fiscal year, the shelter distributed 647,045 pounds of food from drive-thru pantries to families living independently and provided emergency shelter to 583 residents.

To visit www.UnionShelter.org or call 704-289-5300 for details.