Tourney organizers Kim Nicoli (left) and Keri Hinds (right) congratulate winners Melissa Miller and Arlys Grant.

Tourney organizers Kim Nicoli (left) and Keri Hinds (right) congratulate winners Melissa Miller and Arlys Grant.

“Neighbors helping neighbors”. Once again, our community has shown what can be accomplished when local individuals and businesses come together in a group fund raising effort. On September 6, 2014, the Scotland County Cancer Fund under the direction of Keri Hinds and Kim Nicoli sponsored their first annual golf tournament at Timber Ridge Golf Course south of Memphis and raised $6,110.

Ten women teed off at 8 a.m. and played 18 holes before the team of Arlys Grant and Melissa Miller came into the clubhouse with a score of 39. Shirley Eggleston and Kelly Frazier were right behind scoring a 41 for the day. At 1 p.m., 19 men followed suit and headed to the course. Mike Frazier and Corvin Drummond placed first showing a score of 29 for their afternoon’s work, while Matt Wickert and Harry Ransford carded a 31 for their round and second place in the men’s division.

Mike Frazier and Corvin Drummond, winner of the men's division at the golf tourney are pictured with Cancer Fund board member Kim Nicoli.

Mike Frazier and Corvin Drummond, winner of the men’s division at the golf tourney are pictured with Cancer Fund board member Kim Nicoli.

The Scotland County Cancer Fund was formed in 2004 with original board members Kimberly J. Nicoli, Margaret Curry, Brenda Wilson, Chris Tinkle and Dave Trueblood. Those individuals continue to serve today and have helped spearhead the efforts to help our neighbors. Currently, through the generous support of fund raisers, donations and memorials, the .fund is able to. help Scotland County residents diagnosed with cancer with unexpected expenses that occur while undergoing treatment such as gas, travel, lodging and doctor’s expenses. At its inception, the organization was only able to give $50 to a resident per year; today the group has been able to increase that to $1,000 per person per year.

The group will continue to serve our neighbors battling cancer. Watch for future fund raisers which include the annual Ham and Bean Dinner and auction which occurs each spring. Contact any board member with questions on how you can join in the group’s efforts or request help.