Thanks to all from Beacon of Hope
With the generous support of local individuals and businesses, Beacon of Hope held its fifth annual Corn-A-Ment Tournament at Oakwood Country Club.
This signature fundraising event supports Lynchburg Beacon of Hope, their innovative High School Future Centers, and the dozens of career and college access programs provided for Lynchburg’s young people, and Beacon of Hope’s Stay Close, Go Far Scholarship.
The fifth annual Corn-A-Ment was held May 18 at Oakwood Country Club, along with Jennie and Bill Allman and their incredible staff, provided the perfect venue to highlight the 2019 Corn-A-Ment. The 42 teams and tables were sponsored by local businesses, individuals, families and Beacon of Hope board members, as they competed in a fun cornhole tournament to support Lynchburg Beacon of Hope in its mission to increase the number of students who matriculate on to some form of post-secondary education.
We also want to thank the more than 300 community members who came out to support this annual fundraiser for Lynchburg Beacon of Hope. We are thrilled to announce that this Fifth Annual Corn-A-Ment raised more than $60,000 for Lynchburg’s public-school youth. A big congratulations goes out to the winning Corn-A-Ment Team, Tracy Painter and Mark Downey, sponsored by Fifth and Federal. It was a hard-fought final beanbag battle between last year’s winners, Zach Marshall and Travis Dawson from the Public Works Team, but the Fifth and Federal team prevailed!
In closing, we wish to express our deep gratitude and appreciation for our amazing Spotlight Sponsors, Framatome and Moore and Giles, as well as our Signature Sponsor, The News & Advance. A very special thanks goes out to The Virginian, The Parry Restaurant Group and Moore and Giles for offering an extraordinary all-inclusive raffle package of a night’s stay at the Virginian. A special thanks to the Corn-A-Ment referees Marjette Upshur and Phil Dodgen and our amazing “Friends of Beacon of Hope” committee members, as well as participants, organizers, and Lynchburg Beacon of Hope board members. You are many and it takes each and every one of you to make these events such a fantastic success!
Our wish for the upcoming year for our community is the continuation of this successful partnership among Lynchburg Beacon of Hope, the Lynchburg City Schools, the Lynchburg Business Community, and our committed citizens who all rolled up their sleeves this past year and worked diligently to assure that our post-secondary Stay Close, Go Far Promise Scholarships would be available to thousands of our LCS students who graduate from E.C. Glass and Heritage high schools in the next five years.
LAURA LACY HAMILTON
JOAN F. FOSTER