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8th Annual Heroes Junior Golf Outing on Memorial Day to Benefit the Aiken Area Chapter

AIKEN, S.C., Monday, May 12 – A golf outing for middle and high school students benefiting the American Red Cross Aiken Area Chapter will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 at Houndslake Country Club.   The Red Cross is eagerly encouraging all young golfers, no matter their skill level, to participate in this event free of charge.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch and dinner are provided at no cost to all golfers. 

“This is a great event for young golfers, and we are grateful for the community’s support by providing the prizes and sponsorships,” said board member Annie Reagan, who along with her fiancé Don Cheeks, are instrumental in putting this golf outing together. “This is our eighth year doing this event, and we’re proud supporters of the American Red Cross.”

Houndslake Country Club is located at 901 Houndslake Drive, Aiken, SC 29803. For more information on sponsorship or to sign up, contact Kari Cheeseman with the American Red Cross at 803-641-4152 or at

“The Red Cross is there day or night to help those in need and we could not fulfill our mission without the support of this event,” said Derek Dugan, executive director of the Aiken Area Red Cross chapter. “This event is a testament to Don Cheeks and Annie Reagan, and their passion for the Red Cross has fueled the success of this event for so many years.  We are so grateful for their work on this outing now for the eighth year.”

Because of trained disaster volunteers and financial assistance from the community, Red Cross has been able to help more than 1,400 people affected by disasters in the Palmetto SC region since January 1. On average, the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours.  The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross chapters spanning 35-counties of South Carolina.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit