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            The tenth annual David H. Horne Memorial Hunters for the Hungry Golf Tournament was held at London Downs Golf Course on October 5, 2011.  The event was held in memory of the founder and first director of Hunters for the Hungry, David H. Horne.  This year's tournament was another huge success raising $21,944.66. This amount of monies will allow the program to process and distribute 109,723 four-ounce servings of venison to those in need all across Virginia this fall and winter.

             The tournament field was comprised of 29 teams who enjoyed the good food and fellowship on a beautiful fall afternoon.  Tournament play was followed by a meal, live and silent auctions and an awards ceremony.  There were numerous door prizes and fantastic live and silent auctions with items donated by local individuals and businesses.  Eddie and Cheryl Ragland and staff from Appomattox, VA catered a wonderful meal that was enjoyed by all.

             The tournament was a captain's choice format and winners were awarded trophies based upon the total number of teams and individual team scores. First and second place were awarded in each of the three flights. The winning foursome in the First Flight was Jake Simpson, Charles Rosenbaum, Mike McKeag, and Justin Riley with a score of 58. Second place in the First Flight, with a score of 58 was Jo Todd, Marie Winks, Becky Hawkins, and Teresa Hudson. First place in the Second Flight with a score of 64, went to Mike Bergin, Sr., Kevin Brown, Kim Combs, and Mike Riley. Second place winners in the Second Flight, with a score of 64, were Janet Cochran, Dot Bolling, Debbie Young, , and Jay Bolling. First place in the Third Flight with a score of 67 were Chuck Allen, Marty Allen, Brad Allen, and William Wood. And finally, second place in the Third Flight, with a score of 69, went to Mike King, Donnie Stinnette, Wayne Wimmer, and R. A. Tibbs. There were also several individual prize winners for closest to the pin on all the course par 3’s and longest drives for both the men and ladies. In addition to many nice door prizes being awarded, there was again successful live and silent auction activities supported by those in attendance.  

             According to Debbie Reynolds, speaking on behalf of the Hunters for the Hungry program, the event was a huge success.  She said, "We sincerely appreciate all those that made this tournament possible.  Our sponsors, prize donors, players, volunteers and the staff at London Downs all had a part in making this an outstanding event.  The money raised from the tournament will provide thousands of pounds of venison to the needy in Virginia.  Thanks to all for their kindness and overwhelming response in memory of David."  

             Hunters for the Hungry is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit feeding organization that has as its 2011 goal, the distribution of 400,000 pounds of venison.  This meat is donated by successful hunters and is made available to those in need around the state.

Gary Arrington, Special Projects Coordinator for Hunters for the Hungry added, " We here at Hunters for the Hungry have been so richly blessed by all those who help us with this event each and every year, and we thank everyone for the support we continue to receive. “ “Our sincerest thanks to each and every one that made this year’s event another success. Because of their generosity, we can continue the mission and vision as we honor our dear friend David Horne." This year's event sponsors were as follows:

 -     Event Sponsor - Georgia Pacific Corporation, Big Island, VA  

-          Platinum level sponsors were: Charlie & Debbie Reynolds, Dibert Valve & Fitting Company, Inc., Greater    

      Richmond Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Apple Ford of Lynchburg, and a combined co-

      sponsorship between the Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Amherst-Nelson

      Turkey Talkers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation

-    Gold level sponsors were: Appalachian Bowhunters Association, Inc., United Eastern Virginia Hunting Dog

      Association, Franklin County Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Laslie’s Auto Body and

      Service Center, Inc.,, Green Valley Meat Processing and Suburban Whitetail Management of

      Northern Virginia

-          Silver level sponsors were: Big Island Volunteer Fire Department, Coleman-Adams Construction Company, E. Dean Nuckles Insurance Agency, Edwards Jones – Jonathan Schubert, Terry Volkswagon Subaru, Ken & Jean Horne & family, Laura Newell-Furniss & family, Mr. Michael G. O’Neill, Parker Soil Consultants, and Melvin T. Morgan Roofing and Sheet Metal.

-          Bronze level sponsors were: Anne & Hugh Bond, Baughman & Associates, Bedford Outdoor Sportsman Association, Mitzi Boyd, Bedford Excavating Inc., Candler’s Heating and Air, Catron's Tire Service, Crofton Duplicating Services, Davenport Energy, Inc., Gastroenterology Associates of Central Virginia, Dr. Gary Crawford, D.D.S., H&H Convenience Market & Restaurant, High Bridge Strutters Chapter – NWTF, Law Offices of Steven Grant, Locust Grove Farm, Inc., Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, Mike & Ilene King, Michael's Carpet World, Piedmont Eye Center-LASIK, Susan Morris, Reaves Timber of Virginia, Inc., Thomas Richardson D.D.S., Rose Computers,  Schrock’s Slaughterhouse, Scott and Bond Real Estate and Insurance, Sculptured Taxidermy, Inc, South Hill Longbeards Chapter – NWTF, Staunton-Meherrin Chapter – NWTF, Tidewater Chapter - NWTF, Updike Funeral Home, W & W Novelty, and James and Melinda Youngblood.

Donors and supporters were: Advance Auto – Bedford, Advance Auto – Timberlake, American National Bank, Applebee’s- Candlers Mtn. Rd., Applebee's - Bedford, Arthur’s Jewelry, Ashley Plantation, Auto Zone - Timberlake,   Aylor’s Farm & Garden, Brittany Baker, Ballyhack Golf Club, Bedford Country Club, Bedford Hardware, Bell Treasures, Blue Ridge Optical, Boudoir, Mitzi & Gerald Boyd, Bryansteen’s Gun & Archery, Cabela’s, Carter Bates, Cinemark 10 Theatre, Amy Clark, R. Coffee, LTD, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Jim & Sherry Crumley, Greta Creasy, Dave’s Auto Service, Rhonda Davis, Russell and Betty Davis, Ron Davis, Dee’s Hallmark, Debbie Dellinger, Depot Grille, Downing Ruritan Club, Downing Ruritan Club, Duchess of Bedford Bakery, Ernst & Young, First Citizens Bank, Fisher Auto Parts, Forest Jewelry, Frito Lay, Al Fox, Frederic’s Flowers, Tim & Linda Gadell, Gary’s Garden Center, Wayne Hensley, John Heslep, Hidden Valley Golf Club, Honey Baked Ham Company, IHOP, Isabella’s, Ivy Hill Golf Club, Andy Key, Kroger – Timberlake Rd., Kroger - Boonesboro Road, Kroger - Wards Road, Kroger – Forest Rd., La Villa Italian Restaurant, Legacy Tile & Flooring, Liberty Chiropractic, Liberty Station, LifeWay Christian Store, London Downs Golf Course, Lori’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria, Lynchburg Specialty Engraving, Lynchburg True Value, Mariner’s Landing, April Massie, McDonald’s, David Morris, Mountain Fruit & Produce, NWTF – Edgefield, SC, Laura Newell-Furniss, Orvis, Peoples Furniture, Pro’s Choice Sporting Goods, Bill Pyles, Red Lobster, Regis Hair Salon, Debbie and Charlie Reynolds, Roanoke Country Club, Ruby Tuesday - Bedford, Schewel Furniture – Bedford, Schewel Furniture - Timberlake, Seven Hills Coin & Jewelry, Mike Shepard, Silver Pig Barbeque, Silver Thistle, Grover Smith, Southern States – Bedford, Starbucks - Boonsboro, The New Yamazoto, The Well, The Framery, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Tractor Supply – Bedford, U. S. Cellular, Wal-Mart – Wards Rd, Wintergreen Resort, Wray’s Body Shop, Winton Country Club, and Wrangler Western & Outdoor Wear. 


            For additional information about the Hunters for the Hungry program call 1-800-352-4868 or write P.O. Box 304, Big Island, VA  24526.