It’s Tee Time: Charlotte-Matthews Liberty Buick GMC Gives Back

April 12th, 2019 by

Liberty Buick GMC Gives Back

With spring upon us, it is the perfect season to head out onto the golf courses, but an even better time to give back. Liberty Buick GMC Trucks Dealership of Charlotte-Matthews is pleased to announce our participation with local community partners in upcoming fundraiser events around the Charlotte area. Check out the four gold fundraisers that we are playing in the coming weeks, and learn more about what special programs we are supporting around the greater Charlotte area.


Mint Hill Legion Baseball VFW Post 4059 Golf Tournament of 2019

Mint Hill Legion Baseball is a continuation of the Newell Post 287 Legion program that was created in the 1950’s to continue the baseball tradition and to give local high school players an affordable place to play the game. The goal of the Legion program is to teach baseball at a higher level and to give players an opportunity to compete at a high level and showcase their talents for potential colleges and universities. Legion has also worked hard to represent the Post 4059, Mint Hill/Matthews, and the surrounding area with quality baseball, reverence for the American flag, the U.S., and our troops.


Where did it take place?

The Mint Hill Legion Baseball 2019 Golf Tournament took place at the Pine Lake Country Club at 5504 Lebanon Rd, in Charlotte, NC on Monday, April 1st, 2019. It ran from 8:30am for sign-in, and a 9:30am shotgun start (limited to the first 30 teams). There were great prizes and raffles throughout the day.


Where did the proceeds go and/or what organizations did they benefit?

The 2019 Golf Tournament funds the Mint Hill Legion Baseball team who functions as a non-profit, and needs donations to cover uniforms, field rental, baseballs, umpires, travel, insurance, legion fees, and other costs.


How can I get involved?

If you are interested in participating in next year’s tournament, the cost is $125 per player, or there are a number of sponsorship levels available, and a need for prize donations. Donations or prizes are suitable for tax write-offs. Checks can be mailed to the following:

MH Legion

12110 Jumper Dr.

Mint Hill, NC 28227


The Platinum sponsorship, at $2500, includes a large sign at the tournament. Gold sponsorship is $1500 and also includes a large sign at the tournament. Silver sponsorship is $1000 and includes a hole sign, and Bronze sponsorship is $500 and includes a hole sign as well. For a Tee Box sponsorship, you will be listed on the site and this only costs $100.


11th Annual Pfc. Adam Lee Marion Memorial Golf Tournament

On Thursday, April 25th, Liberty Buick GMC Truck of Charlotte is participating in the 11th  Annual Pfc. Adam Lee Marion Memorial Golf Tournament. This golf tournament has been held eleven years in a row in honor of Private First Class Adam Lee Marion.

Private First Class Adam Lee Marion was killed in Iraq on April 28, 2008 while serving in the military.  Adam was 26 years old when a rocket attack outside of Sadr City, Iraq claimed his life. He was deployed as part of a North Carolina National Guard unit tasked with performing route-clearance missions.

Family friends of the Marion’s, John Lawson and Ralph Holt, organized the golf benefit in Adam Marion’s name and had the idea to put the proceeds towards supporting the Children’s Center. The original mission was to raise about $10,000 a year for the center; this amount has gone above and beyond their expectations, growing annually.

The golf tournament proceeds have always gone towards the Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina. Adam actually volunteered and worked at the Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina as a young adult, and he continued to volunteer at the center even after joining the National Guard.


Where does it take place?

The event will take place at the Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin, North Carolina on Thursday, April 25.


Where do the proceeds go and/or what organizations do they benefit?

All proceeds from the 11th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament benefit the Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina. The Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina serves Alleghany, Ashe, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties.

The Children’s Center serves children from various situations. Children are placed in the Children’s Center by the Department of Social Services when they no longer have a safe place to live; they are placed in the Department of Juvenile Justice when they have a difficult home situation that has lead to acting out or running away from home, or by parents, who can place their children for up to 10 days. The Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina supports these children of every age and background, offering a wide range of programs that support the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse. Since the center’s inception in 1998, it has served approximately 9,000 individuals.

The Children’s Center is mainly run through grants, which are restricted in their uses as capital expenses, meaning that the grants cannot go towards paying for a space to operate. Thus, the gold tournament goes towards the Children’s Center’s facilities, operations of facilities, loans, and additional expenses.

In fact, in 2013 the golf tournament proceeds were used to purchase and demolish the Lighthouse Restaurant property across from the center’s administrative office, and construct offices for the center’s more than 50 staff members and classrooms. The classrooms are used for both educational programs for children as well as families. The funds from the golf tournament also enabled the center to purchase and renovate what is now the Pfc. Adam L. Marion Children’s Resource Center at 205 Leila Lane in Dobson.

As of 2017, proceeds from the Adam Lee Marion Golf Tournament have aided in paying loans, provided new roofing and flooring, and funded the main office and parenting areas across the center’s five facilities. The tournament has raised over $500,000 since it’s inception in 2009.


How can I get involved?

The community is encouraged to come out and enjoy a day of golf, fundraising, and beautiful weather. It takes a number of volunteers to put together this event and to keep the day running smoothly. We recommend contacting any of the golf committee members below to get involved:

Ralph Holt: (336) 325-9559

Todd Dockery: (336) 244-8909

John Lawson: (336) 428-8637

Dale White: (336) 466-8984

Todd Hiatt (336) 355-8886

Brian McPeak: (336) 401-5509


Registration for golfers participating in the event begins at 7:00am at the Cedarbrook Country Club. In the past, there have averaged around 250 players total at the Cedarbrook Country Club for the event. In fact, the tournament fills up each and every year, and there is a running wait list of teams and individuals wanting to play and contribute to both honoring Adam and contributing to the children’s center. Typically the event breaks into two flights of golfers, half teeing off at 8:00am, and the other half teeing off at 1:00pm.

The day is clearly about more than playing or winning a round of golf; it is about honoring the memory of Pfc. Adam Lee Marion by coming together as a community to support the Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina.

This is why Scott McCorkle’s Liberty Buick GMC Trucks Dealership of Charlotte-Matthews is an eager participant of the annual golf tournament, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to take part in and spread the word about this wonderful event to our friends and family at the dealership.


4th Annual Destiny Lives On Golf Tournament

On Friday, May 10h, you can find Liberty Buick GMC of Charlotte out at the Cramer Mountain Club participating in the 4th Annual Destiny Lives On Golf Tournament.

This event includes a day of golf (the tournament will be a Captain’s Choice format), followed by lunch and an awards ceremony with prizes and raffles.


Where does it take place?

The Destiny Lives On golf tournament takes place on May 10th, 2019 at the Cramer Mountain Club. The address for Cramer Mountain Club is 100 Hidden Pastures Drive, Cramerton, NC 28032.

Player registration and swag bag pick up begins at 8:00am-8:45am, with breakfast provided by Chic-fil-A. At 9:00am the tournament starts, and from 2:30pm-4:00pm, there will be a player reception and lunch, raffle drawings, and prizes.


Where do the proceeds go and/or what organizations do they benefit?

Destiny Stafford was a young teen who suffered a horseback riding accident on July 25, 2015, and on July 27th she passed away. Her parents made a decision to choose the gift of life—to donate her organs so that others could live on. Her organs saved the lives of seven people. Destiny is survived by her parents and two brothers, who honor her memory in the Destiny Lives On Foundation, which is a 501c3 charitable organization.

All proceeds from the tournament go towards the Destiny Lives On Foundation. The tournament itself aims to honor and support families that have given or received an organ donation and supports efforts to promote and educate people about the importance of organ donation.


How can I get involved?

Space to participate is limited, and we recommend you register early to guarantee your spot. It costs $520 per foursome team, and this includes green fees, cart, swag bag, breakfast/lunch/beverages, and 4 mulligan packets per team. Cash prizes are awarded to the winning team. Player registration opens April 10th, 2019.

There are two sponsorship options or a donation option if you can’t participate, but would like to donate any amount.


The Platinum Sponsor at $1500:

  • Sponsors 4 players in the tournament
  • 4 mulligan packets
  • 4 custom Yeti Tumblers
  • 4 raffle tickets to win: the Big Green Egg, a large logo on the tournament banner, golf cart GPS advertising, signage on tee at a prime location with the option for representation at the hole, a mention on all TV opportunities, options for flyers, coupons, or product distribution in swag bags, social media, and website advertising.


The Purple Sponsor at $500 includes:

  • Recognition on the tournament banner, social media, and website advertising
  • Signage on a hole
  • Coupons or product distribution in swag bags.


You can mail a donation or a sponsor payment to:

Destiny Lives On Foundation

4033 Avery Pl.

Gastonia, NC 28056


Or if you’re interested in learning more about the event or have any questions, you can contact Kelly Stafford at (704) 913-4270 or at [email protected].


Spring Golf Classic 2019 Matthews Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber hosts a golf tournament each year as a way for members and guests to promote their businesses, get to know their peers, raise money for the Chamber, and donate funds to a designated local non-profit. The title sponsor this year is Harris Teeter.


Where does it take place?

The Matthrew Chamber Golf Classic is on Tuesday, May 14th at the Pine Lake Country Club at 5504 Lebanon Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227. The check-in begins at 11:00am, with a shotgun tee-off at 12:00pm. Lunch, dinner, beverages, and cart fee are all included. There will be lots of fun, giveaways, raffles, contests, and prizes, and dinner following the tournament. The event ends at 7:00pm.


Where do the proceeds go and/or what organizations do they benefit?

This year the non-profit receiving the funds from the tournament is Bright Blessings. Bright Blessings serves over 13,000 children every year in partnerships with local school systems and dozens of shelters, housing facilities, and community support agencies across a five-county area. The mission of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, care, and hope to homeless and impoverished children by mobilizing volunteers of all ages. You can learn more about Bright Blessings on their website:


How can I get involved?

Registration is now open; you can click here to register. Each player receives 18 holes of golf, golf cart, range balls, beverages, lunch from Chic-fil-A, and dinner from Beantown Tavern. The $20 Mulligan package is optional.

  • Individual Player: $100 (fun golf attire encouragd!)
  • Foursome: $400


You can also take part in the sponsor opportunities:

  • Hole/Tee Sponsor: $150
  • Putting Green Sponsor: $500
  • Driving Range Sponsor: $250
  • Scorecard Sponsor: $250
  • Dinner/Awards Presentation: $20


If you are interested in learning more about any of these upcoming events around the Charlotte area, whether you want to donate, participate, or attend, feel free to come by Scott McCorkle’s Liberty Buick GMC Trucks Dealership of Charlotte-Matthews or give us a call at (704) 708-8000 and we would be happy to share more information. We hope to see you out at some of these events in April and May, and we encourage you to give back to your greater Charlotte community this spring!