By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)————————————–Two donations have been made with money raised from the recent and first ever Oconee County Public Safety Golf Tournament held October 14th at Falcon’s Lair Golf Course.
Yesterday, a check in the amount of $2,319.63 was presented by Jeff Underwood, Captain of the Uniform Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s Office, to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Accepting the check for Firehouse Subs was Wendy Maine, District Leader of Firehouse Subs.
A second check in the amount of $2,500 has been donated to the William F. Schuck Scholarship Fund.
A total of 11 teams participated in the golf tournament which was made up of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics. 34 hole sponsors also bought sponsorships on the 18 hole course. .
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was started in 2005 to provide funding for life saving equipment and educational opportunities for first responders. The foundation has given $854,400 to first responders in South Carolina and $14 million dollars in 43 states.
The William F. Schuck Scholarship Fund was established in honor of the last Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bill Schuck was died in the line of duty on February 7th, 2010. The scholarship helps to cover tuition costs for students who are selected from the law enforcement program at the Hamilton Career Center if they major in a degree program at a college or university that can be used in a law enforcement career.