Michelin raises $330,000 for charities

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Michelin North America Inc.'s annual charity golf tournament raised a record $330,000 this year. The event, which is held in Greenville, S.C., each October, is supported by Michelin’s suppliers and business partners.

Michelin has hosted the tournament for 23 years, raising more than $2.3 million. Money raised from this year’s event will be distributed to eight charities located in the communities where the company has manufacturing operations. Three of charities were added to this year's list of beneficiaries.

1. The Barbara Stone Foundation, a Greenville County-based group that aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

2. Cornerstone, a program in Ardmore, Okla., that strives to raise the standards of education via a rigorous curriculum designed to provide students with the tools necessary to succeed both professionally and academically.

3. Helping Hands of Clemson, S.C., an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children.

The other five charities are East Wayne Street Center, based in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Generations Group Home, based in Simpsonville, S.C.; Special Olympics South Carolina; Tire Rack Street Survival; and Wiregrass BEST Robotics, based in Dothan, Ala.

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