“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others of the world, remains and is, immortal.”
Eddie with his pup, Barney, in 2006
In an effort to continue the memory of Eddie W. Yeatts and his involvement in the Community, we have started the Eddie Yeatts Memorial Foundation, Inc. Our primary fundraiser will be a golf tournament to be held annually. Each year, the Tournament Committee will designate as a beneficiary(ies) a charity(ies) that was/were close to Eddie’s heart.
In 2010, in the inaugural year, we chose the V Foundation. This charity provides 100% of its proceeds to cancer research. Our hope is that Eddie’s memory will allow for others to win the battle that he lost.
In subsequent years, we have branched out to other local, regional, and national charities in addition to the V Foundation. These have included the Montgomery County Christmas Store, the United Way of Roanoke Valley, and the women’s auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
For 2016, proceeds will benefit the The Valley Interfaith Child Care Center, the Montgomery County Christmas Store, and an endowed scholarship in Eddie’s honor at New River Community College.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
The 2016 tournament will be held at Blacksburg Country Club on Monday June 27, 2016. The format will be Captain's Choice. Please refer to the "Tournament Information" page for details.
The inaugural field
Eddie Yeatts Memorial Foundation, Inc.
A 501(c)3 Charity
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