Mountain Credit Union Golf Tournament raises $10,000.00 for JDRF

WAYNESVILLE, NC (September 24, 2018) — Mountain Credit Union’s 6th Annual “Tee It Up For Diabetes” Golf Tournament recently raised $10,000.00 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Western Carolinas Chapter. It was a fun day at Maggie Valley Golf Club and Resort and over 100 golfers played in the event. Several sponsors supplied door prizes for the players to win and donors gave monetary gifts which were contributed to JDRF in memory of Cam Dowdle, who passed away on March 13, 2018.

Cam Dowdle was the Mortgage Loan Administrator for Mountain Credit Union and was the first to dream up the idea of the “Tee It Up For Diabetes” charity golf tournament. Leading up to the first tournament in 2013, he met Mark and Christine Strom who are volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This year, the Stroms agreed to match donations made in Cam’s memory, up to $1,000 combined.

Miss Evie Meiners once again served as the Ambassador for this year’s tournament and was on hand during the festivities of the day.

The tournament was held on Wednesday September 12, 2018. “Thanks to the generosity of our community, our amount of donations have increased every year that we have held this tournament and we definitely wanted to keep that trend going,” said Dana Thompson, Mountain Credit Union’s Marketing Director. “The event went off very smoothly and I appreciate everyone’s participation, from the sponsors and players to the volunteers,” Thompson added.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Through their offices in Charlotte, NC & Greenville, SC they serve our area of Western North Carolina. On October 6, 2018, the “JDRF One Walk” will take place at McCormick Field in Asheville, NC and Mountain Credit Union will be a Presenting Sponsor. For more information on this fundraising Walk, please call Megan Ritchie at (864)770-0276.

John Zittrouer – President, JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors, Christine Strom – JDRF Volunteer, Chris Angel – Business Development Director at Mountain Credit Union, Dana Thompson – Marketing Director at Mountain Credit Union, Chuck Reece – HR Director at Mountain Credit Union, Amy Woody – EVP at Mountain Credit Union and Miss Evie Meiners – Event Ambassador

About Mountain Credit Union

Mountain Credit Union currently has seven branch offices located throughout Western North Carolina and serves anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Swain, and Transylvania Counties of North Carolina. For more information, please visit


Chris Angel
Tel: 828-558-2163

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