11th Annual Torch Golf Tournament Raises $100,000 for Village of Promise

Friday, September 17, 2021

Torch President and CEO John Watson, VOP Executive Director Dr. Libby Parker, VOP Development Director Christina Hearne, VOP Co-Founder Bobby Bradley, and Torch Co-Founder Bill Roark

Torch Technologies (Torch) hosted its 11th annual golf tournament on Friday, September 17 at the RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove. The golf tournament hosted the maximum capacity of golfers who played on both the River Course and the Highlands Course this year. All proceeds from the event benefited the Village of Promise and its mission to eradicate generational poverty one family at a time.

The tournament began with an 8:15 shotgun start at the RTJ Golf Trail at Hampton Cove. 60 teams participated in the tournament, enjoying a beautiful 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 combined generosity of many community sponsors, golfers, Torch's employee-owners and Board of Directors, as well as the employee-owners and Board of Directors of Torch's sister and parent companies Freedom Real Estate & Capital, LLC and Starfish Holdings, Torch was pleased to present Village of Director Co-founder Bobby Bradley, Executive Director Dr. Libby Parker, and Development Director Christina Hearne with a check for $100,000 to benefit Village of Promise programs.

President and CEO John Watson stated, "We believe in giving back to the communities that our employee-owners call 'home' and we know that an investment in our community's children is an investment in our future. We are so grateful to our sponsors, participants, and volunteers for sharing that vision with us. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Village of Promise in support of their invaluable programs."

Thank you to our Golf Tournament Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Torch Technologies

Hole in One Sponsor: Bentley Automotive

Diamond Sponsors: Applied Analytical Solutions, Crossflow Technologies, Essential Ingredients, Freedom Real Estate & Capital, LLC, PNC Bank

Platinum Sponsors: Bradley, Cintel, Inc.

Gold Sponsors: A-P-T Research, Avion Solutions, BlueHalo, BRPH, CFD Research, ERC, Gayle T. Milton, CLU ChFC, Hill Technical Solutions Inc, Enterprise Holdings, Integration Innovation Inc. (i3), IBERIABANK/First Horizon, Invariant Corporation, ISSAC Corp., KODA Technologies, Logisys TSI, Marsh McLennan Agency, Morgan Stanley, MTSI, NTA, Inc., PPT Solutions, Progress Bank, Progress Financial Services, Radiance Technologies, Synovus/Synovus Securities, Trivector, Truist, Turner Construction

Silver Sponsors: Legacy Advisory Partners, Parsons, SimTech

Breakfast Sponsor: Willbrook Solutions, Inc.

Lunch Sponsor: Linda Maynor, LLC

Refreshment Sponsors: ArcSpace Studio, Connor Group LLC, Lioce Group

Hole Sponsors: ADTRAN, Inc., Arcarithm, Inc., Conditioned Air Solutions, DESE Research, Inc., DW Design LLC, Indoff Inc., Monte Sano Research Corporation (MSRC), OSCO Interiors, PeopleTec, Inc., Principal, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Warren Averett

About 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 villageofpromise.org