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8 charities to benefit from Michelin golf event

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8 charities to benefit from Michelin golf event

Michelin North America Inc. reports it raised a record $536,000 from its annual charity golf tournament. The event, which is held in Greenville, S.C., each October, is supported by Michelin’s suppliers and business partners throughout the world.

Michelin has hosted the tournament since 1989, raising nearly $3.3 million. Money collected from this year’s event will go to eight charities serving the communities where the company has manufacturing operations.

“We are ecstatic that this year marked a new milestone for this event that continues to grow as one of the company’s most significant one-day philanthropic fundraising events in the world,” says Leesa Owens, director of community relations for Michelin North America. “These are eight outstanding organizations that have a tremendous impact on their local communities and this money will help improve the lives of so many of our neighbors.”

The eight charities from this year’s list of beneficiaries include:

Barbara Stone Foundation (, which works to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Greenville County with developmental disabilities, head and spinal cord injuries, and autism.

The Center for Community Services ( to improve the lives of children and families, serving the Golden Strip area and Southern Greenville County. Cornerstone ( a community-wide education initiative challenging students with a rigorous curriculum designed to provide them with the tools to succeed both academically and professionally.

Helping Hands of Clemson's mission is to provide a safe, nurturing home as well as food, clothing and access to health care for the abused and neglected children of South Carolina, especially those from the Upstate region.

National Organizations for Youth Safety ( has a mission to promote youth empowerment and leadership and build partnerships that will save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth. Palmetto Conservation Foundation ( a Columbia-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to natural and cultural resource protection in South Carolina.

Safe Harbor ( is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. Safe Harbor breaks the cycle of domestic violence by: prevention through education, intervention through safe shelter and transformation through support.

The Walker Foundation ( at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind's mission is to secure resources that will enable SCSDB to achieve its mission and goals.

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