The Karl E. Alexander Foundation seeks to continue legacy
The Karl E. Alexander Foundation will host its Sixth Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 12th at Fox Creek Golf Course on Highway 15 between Bishopville and Hartsville. The foundation was created in 2010 by his parents DeLois and Wiley Alexander, his aunt Nancy Galloway and numerous friends following the untimely death of its namesake, Karl Edward Alexander. A Wofford Student, avid golfer, lacrosse sideline coach and friend, Alexander hoped to become a physician so that he could provide care for others. He died at the age of 19 due to heart complications that began shortly after his birth.
“The Karl E. Alexander Endowed Scholarship at Wofford College in Spartanburg was created to give the gift of opportunity to others so they might follow Karl’s footsteps and achieve his dreams,” says the foundation. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who carries the honor until graduation. Last year, two recipients benefited from this scholarship:
Emily Gross who graduated May 2015 and Maddie Phillips, presently a junior. All proceeds from the golf tournament and auction go toward this fund. The tournament is a great opportunity to spend the day participating in a round of golf, enjoying breakfast provided by Mr. B’s, Tommy’s and the foundation members along with a lunch of Boston Butt Bog prepared by Earl McElveen of Hartsville. Tee time for the four-man captain’s choice tournament will be at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 7am. The tournament will have several special holes and competitions in addition to the chance to win a new car from Raceway Ford Chevrolet in Hartsville, the opportunity to putt for $10,000 in cash, and prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. The event will also feature a silent auction that has become a favorite among the attendees of the event. Those who do not golf are able to participate in the fellowship and fun of the bidding process.
Absentee bidding is available by emailing KEAFoundation@yahoo.com and including the bidder’s name, their phone number, item number or description of the item, and a maximum bid amount. A list of the items available may be found on the foundation’s Facebook page which may be found by searching Karl E. Alexander Foundation. Items range from collectible décor from Honduras and Israel, tickets to sporting events and concerts, fabulous food packages, one of a kind items and so much more.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available as are team registration slots. Anyone who wishes to register a team or sponsor the event is encouraged to visit the foundation’s website at www.karlalexanderfoundation. org or call 803-397-2704. The foundation appreciates the support of the numerous merchants and friends providing items for the auction. All the proceeds from this event go to Karl’s scholarship fund; all the time, laughter, sportsmanship and fellowship go to celebrate his memory.