Torch Golf Tournament Benefiting Village of Promise a Success

Huntsville, AL (September 12, 2016)

Torch presents a check for Village of Promise

Torch Technologies hosted its 6th annual golf tournament on Friday, September 9 at the RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove. The golf tournament hosted the maximum number of participants the Hampton Cove courses could handle, with 240 golfers playing on both the River Course and the Highlands Course this year. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Village of Promise and its mission to eradicate generational poverty one neighborhood at a time.

The tournament began with an 8:30 shotgun start at the RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove. 60 teams participated in the tournament, enjoying a nice day of golf while helping children of all ages receive support to help them achieve educational success- from early childhood in their Infant University program to college and beyond. Through the donations of the players, sponsors, and a contribution from Torch, Torch was pleased to present Peggy Sammon and David Shrum, Board Members of Village of Promise, with a check for $25,000 to benefit Village of Promise programs. At last year’s golf tournament, Torch presented Village of Promise with a check for $8,275. President John Watson stated, "Torch’s continued success is allowing us to give back to the communities where our employees live and work. We aim to raise the standard of living for everyone, and we are grateful to our sponsors, participants, and volunteers for sharing that vision with us to allow us to continue to grow this event each year. We were excited to be able to double our number of golfers this year, and triple the donation that is going to Village of Promise. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Village of Promise in support of their invaluable programs."

Village of Promise - Village of Promise serves the needs of children and families from cradle to college to career in distressed neighborhoods. Education, health, enrichment programs and family support services are simply what they do to help each child succeed in school. Their initial efforts are focused in the neighborhood surrounding University Place Elementary School, Montview Elementary School, Westlawn Middle School and Butler High School. To learn more about the Village of Promise go to

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