Team OBX Chevy wins OBAR Charity Golf Tournament
Published 11:29 am Wednesday, July 6, 2022
The 32nd Annual Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) Charity Golf Tournament was held at Kilmarlic Golf Club in June. While there were a few sprinkles, the day turned out to be perfect for golfers, noted a press release from OBAR.
Play began with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. with 25 teams on the course. International long drive team champion Jacob “Jesus of Golf” Golliday sat on the 18th hole and, for a donation, offered to drive the ball for players. Golliday added to the fundraiser by contributing a separate raffle for a golf staycation. Stacy Siers of Howard Hanna OBX was the lucky winner of that package.
“Congratulations to team OBX Chevy, tournament champions under Captain Terry Lynn,” stated the release. “Tim Cafferty’s ‘OBX Blue Crew’ was the winning REALTOR® team. Over $12,000 was raised from the event with proceeds benefitting OBAR’s Disaster Relief fund.”
Golf tournament chair Kathie Nesbitt of Caliber Home Loans noted, “It was an amazing day. After having to cancel not only in 2020 due to COVID-19, but twice last year due to severe weather, it was wonderful to finally hold this event. I am so thankful for all the teams that participated. We could not have done this without our local business owners who generously donated raffle items as we raised so much for OBAR’s Disaster Relief fund. This community is the most generous one I know.”
“I must also thank Kilmarlic Golf Club Director Bryan Sullivan and his amazing staff who have worked exclusively with us for 13 years and have helped make this event such a success year after year,” Nesbitt continued.
The 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament is the second of three events held annually as part of a “Surf, Turf, and Roll” charity campaign. OBAR also holds a bowling tournament and a surf fishing tournament with proceeds in the past benefitting OBAR’s Scholarship and Disaster Relief funds.
OBAR’s Disaster Relief Fund, held through the Outer Banks Community Foundation, was created in December 2003 to assist residents (not just REALTORS®) affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding. In 2019, OBAR was able to donate over $30,000 to victims of flooding on Ocracoke Island after Hurricane Dorian caused flooding, wind damage and a tremendous storm surge.
“Despite distributing so much money in 2019 to aid Ocracoke families, we have been unable to add to the fund in the last few years,” said OBAR president Doug Brindley, of Brindley Beach Vacation and Sales. “It was important that we raise monies for this fund so that we may continue to help Outer Bankers, especially now that we are officially in hurricane season.”
Those who would like to donate to OBAR’s Disaster Relief Fund should visit http://obcf.org and click on “donate,” select “Other Fund” and choose “Outer Banks Realtors Disaster Relief Fund.”