The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club recently donated $3,655 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Forsyth County.  The donation was made possible by the proceeds of the club’s 2016 charity golf tournament held at Hampton Golf Club.  Proceeds from the tournament also benefit the club’s community programs for children.  The check was presented to Laurie Cole, community outreach officer at Children’s Healthcare.

Cole said, “Thank you Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club for your continued support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  The generous contribution you provided will support our greatest needs, from equipment to programs to ensure that our patients receive the best care.  Thank you for making a difference!

 Brenda Basey, golf tournament committee chairperson, added, “We are honored to partner with such a great organization as Children’s Healthcare.   And we are grateful to all the sponsors and golfers who made this donation possible.

“The motto of the Optimist Club is Bringing Out the Best in Kids,” Basey continued.  “So the Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club is proud to contribute to the work of Children’s Healthcare in Forsyth County.  We have a mutual regard for the well-being of children, which is why we support an organization that is so important to our community.”

The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club meets first and third Thursday evenings.  For information about Optimists, call Larry Brown at 404-538-1631.


Picture:  Brenda Basey (second from right), chairperson of the Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club presented a check in the amount of $3,655 to Laurie Cole (second from left), community development officer for Children’s Healthcare.  Others included Children’s staff and Optimist Club members.