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Red Cross hosting annual annual Don Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament Aug. 26

2013-08-13 15:06:03
GAINESVILLE - The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 9th Annual Don Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, August 26th, at the Polo Golf and Country Club in Cumming. This tournament is the only fundraising event the chapter holds each year

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. All proceeds of the golf tournament will support the Northeast Georgia Chapter’s humanitarian and disaster service efforts.

For information on sponsorship opportunities and other information, call the chapter office in Gainesville at 770-532-8453.

The Northeast Georgia Chapter serves Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Hall, Habersham, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White counties.

Don Gordon was the Chairman of the Board of Dawson County’s United Community Bank prior to retiring in July of 2004. Gordon was also a longtime supporter and volunteer for the American Red Cross. He was set to become the Chairman of the Board for the Northeast Georgia Chapter prior to his death at the age of 62, just weeks after his retirement.

Golden, who was 54 at the time, and his 53-year-old wife, Debbie, both of Gainesville, were killed Oct. 23, 2005, in a traffic accident north of Gainesville at the intersection of Thompson Bridge and Mt. Vernon roads.

He played football at the University of Georgia, was on the faculty at North Forsyth High School and had been a coach at Gainesville, Jackson County and North Hall High Schools. He was a 26-year veteran of the classroom.

Debbie Golden was a counselor at Mount Vernon Elementary and had taught in the Gainesville School System at Centennial Elementary and at Gainesville Middle School.
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