Wednesday, April 20, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tar Heel Football Coach Butch Davis and his wife Tammy are again leading efforts to support the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals by hosting a golf tournament, barbecue and auction April 28-29.
The third annual Butch and Tammy Davis Tailgate Golf Tournament will benefit the SECU Family House, a hospitality house providing comfortable, convenient and affordable housing and support services for patients undergoing treatment for critical illness or trauma. Over the last two years, the event has raised more than $250,000.
“Tammy and I are pleased to be part of an event that has such a tremendous impact in the Chapel Hill community and the State of North Carolina,” said Davis, who is entering his fifth year as head coach. “We have formed a great relationship with the SECU Family House since arriving in Chapel Hill.”
The barbecue and auction – which costs $50 per person – will be held April 28 at the SECU Family House in Chapel Hill starting at 5:30 p.m. You may register online at http://secufamilyhouse.org/2011/01/davis/ or by phone at 919-932-8004 beforehand. The live and silent auction features dozens of items — from sports memorabilia and equipment to jewelry, attire, home décor, travel, food and dining. Woody Durham, the voice of the Tar Heels, will emcee. The combined event has already raised $101,000, and organizers expect raising an additional $20,000 to $25,000. All of the slots are filled for the golf tournament April 29 at Finley Golf Course. Thirty-two foursomes will compete for prizes.
All proceeds benefit SECU Family House, which has provided 35,611 guest stays and supported 3,185 patients from 98 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, as well as 32 other states, Australia, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.
In Davis' first year at Carolina in 2007, he was diagnosed and treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. That same year, two of Tammy's immediate family members were diagnosed with cancer and have since passed away. The Davises are mindful of need for lodging and long-term nurture and support of both critical care patients and their caregivers.
"Like many people, we have been touched by a critical medical issue or illness and we realize the importance of having available housing and support for family members," said Butch Davis. "This is one small way we could give back to the community and we encourage everyone to become involved."
The Davises are the biggest financial sponsors of the tournament, and, in 2008, made a significant contribution to the SECU building campaign to underwrite one of the Family House bedrooms.
For more information about the auction, contact Yvonne Knutson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-932-8001.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011