Sequoyah Golf Tournament Raises More than $90,000 for Local Schools
May 22, 2012
SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. – Employees at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Sequoyah Nuclear Plant raised more than $90,000 for local schools with their annual Partners in Education Golf Tournament.
Proceeds from the 14th annual event will go to Sequoyah’s four Partners in Education schools: Soddy-Daisy High School, Sequoyah High School, Loftis Middle School and Soddy Daisy Middle School. More than 260 players participated in the tournament, which was held May 7 at Windstone Golf Course in Ringgold, Ga.
“We are very excited about the amount of money raised this year,” said David Steave, one of the Sequoyah employee organizers of the event. “Our schools really benefit from these funds, and we raised over $20,000 more than last year. This event would not be possible without the support of TVA’s local business partners and vendors who donate their time and money to this effort.”
The PIE program provides volunteer opportunities for TVA employees to become involved with their local communities. The PIE mission encourages TVA employees to organize and participate in activities that help Tennessee Valley schools provide a quality education to ensure that the workforce and customer base of tomorrow have the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the future..
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Shannon Ridinger, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, (423) 843-7839
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000