BBQ and Golf Tournament raises more than $96,000 for Family House
Nearly 400 community members, Tar Heel athletics staff, and Family House guests participated in the 2014 Tar Heels for SECU Family House BBQ and Golf Tournament. Co-hosted by UNC Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams, the successful two-day event took place April 24-25 and generated more than $96,000 in proceeds, which will fully fund three of the 40 rooms at Family House for an entire year.
The BBQ featured several special guests: Hall of Famer Phil Ford made remarks along with Cunningham; Tar Heel legend Woody Durham served as auctioneer; and Jones Angell, Voice of the Tar Heels, served as the evening’s master of ceremonies.
UNC Health Care was the event’s presenting sponsor, with other leading sponsorships from Laura and Uday Reebye of Triangle Implant Center, the Kelly Eye Center, and VIF International Education.
The live auction raised $26,900 and featured:
- An exclusive locker room experience and access to in-game huddles for a UNC Men’s Basketball game, generously donated by Coach Williams
- Two seats behind the bench at the 2015 home men’s basketball game versus N.C. State, also donated by Coach Williams
- A private performance by local band, Liquid Pleasure
- A week at a private home in Kiawah, generously donated by Ann Petersen, with golf and dinner included
- A catered Fish Fry party from Charles and Patsy Harrison
While Friday’s golf tournament at UNC’s Finley Golf Course got rained out midway through the day, golfers maintained good spirits and were able to enjoy a catered lunch donated by Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
BBQ co-chairs Nicole Lake and Brooke Dever were assisted by Susan Beatty, Tina Cunningham, Rebecca Dirksen, Jennifer Roberts and Courtney Toledo. Sally Austin and Ann Petersen co-chaired the highly successful golf tournament for a fourth year, while Suzanne Kozel once again ensured a well-run event by managing volunteers.
SECU Family House provides affordable, safe, nurturing housing and hospitality for UNC Health Care’s seriously ill patients and their caregiver family members. To date, SECU Family House has provided more than 145,000 guest stays and housed more than 10,000 patients from all 100 of North Carolina’s counties, as well as 35 other states and 7 other countries.