Updated: Nov 7, 2018
2-Day Event Raises $30,000 to Provide Food and Hope
For two days last week Lee’s Hill Golf Course was the beautiful backdrop for raising awareness and funds for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank (FRFB) through the 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic. “This is the first year that the FRFB Board of Directors is overseeing the event without the help of Mr. John DeViney and all our friends at Dickinson Equipment” stated Dayna Klein, FRFB Development Director, Major Gifts & Planned Giving. “We were not certain the weather would cooperate but both days were great” Klein added. At the completion of an enjoyable first day of golf, the Food Bank honored DeViney and Dickinson Equipment for their 15 years of support organizing the fundraising golf event. DeViney’s friend Bobby Hebert of the Free Lance Star said “John has a passion for the community and helping the hungry.” Hebert challenged all of the golfers to see what they could do to make a difference in the lives of those struggling with hunger or food insecurity. Both Hebert and DeViney’s friend, Jim Powell of Powell’s Furniture, backed their words honoring John’s efforts to end hunger with action when they both provided a donation to the Food Bank.
Giant Food kicked off its Premier tournament sponsorship with two weeks of food drives to engage and inform the public about nutrition and food insecurity in our region. Research shows there are over 34,000 individuals struggling with hunger in the Fredericksburg region. Robert Belcher, Giant Regional Vice President - Region 10 and FRFB Board member said “Giant’s local partnership with the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank allows us to fulfill our commitment to combating hunger across the communities we serve.”
The Food Bank also thanked event Silver level sponsors: McLane Mid-Atlantic, Schmidt’s Baking Company, and Vickers & Nolan for their support. “Lee’s Hill Golf Course was a wonderful venue and its staff made it easy for everyone to have a good time” Klein said. She also said special thanks to Wegmans and W&G Construction for being cart sponsors, Wack General Contracting for being a hole and putting green sponsor, and Purvis Ford, Dominion Energy, and Devil’s Backbone for being driving range sponsors. The staff from VA Eagle provided refreshments throughout the c