South Charlotte

Giving back

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Compiled by Lauren Bailey

Autobell

Academic awards: Autobell Carwash Inc. recently awarded 132 employees in four states its 2014 academic scholarships. This year’s gifts totaled more than $154,000, with 43 scholarships going to students from Charlotte, Monroe, Matthews, Mooresville and Waxhaw.

CBCC

Pints for Pencils: For blood donations to Community Blood Center of the Carolinas during September, CBCC will donate school supplies to local school systems. To donate, visit www.cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.

World Hunger

Yard sale collection: World Hunger is collecting items for its annual yard sale Sept. 27. Items are accepted 6-8p.m. Fridays, and 12-4 p.m. Saturdays at Huntersville First Baptist Church, 119 Old Statesville Road. Volunteers are needed to sort items. Details: Call the church office, 704-875-3489.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Volunteer Work Day: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue’s monthly Volunteer Work Day will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18. There are tasks for all ages; children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Free lunch. Bring gloves and boots if possible. Registration: volunteer@cwrescue.org.

MS Society

An Evening with Richard Childress: The Greater Carolinas chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will honor NASCAR championship team owner Richard Childress with “An Evening with Richard Childress” Sept. 23 at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem. Money raised will be used by the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the MS Society to support those affected by MS and fund research to create an MS-free world. Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.nationalmssociety.org/richardchildressdinner. Seats are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10.

Rosehill Stables

The Parade of Horse Breeds: The Parade of Horse Breeds will be 1-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Rosehill Stables, 6623 Prospect Road in Monroe. Volunteers are needed starting at 9 a.m. to help in a variety of roles. The event is used to raise money to aid abused horses and find them loving homes. To make a donation or volunteer, contact Deb Carl, 704-651-1831 or dbcarl@bellsouth.net.

Eastwood Homes

Charity golf tournament: Eastwood Homes will host its second annual Charity Golf Tournament at noon Sept. 29 at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane. The tournament will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Lunch, dinner and prizes will be given to all participants. To sign up or become a sponsor, visit www.eastwoodhomes.com/charitygolf.

Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church

Bake and craft sale: The women at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church will hold their 17th annual bake and craft sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4 at the church, 6701 Pleasant Grove Road. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Holiday and non-seasonal items will be available, and there will be a drawing for a homemade quilt. Proceeds assist mission and outreach activities.

Alzheimer’s Association

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: The Carolina Lakes team invites locals to join the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4 in Old Town Rock Hill. Proceeds benefit residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease and support Alzheimer’s research. Registration: www.alz.org/sc/walk.

Riverview Presbyterian Church

Fall festival: Riverview Presbyterian Church will hold a fall festival noon-7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the church, 124 N. Sutton Road in Fort Mill. There will be music, games, hayrides, bake sales, food, pumpkins and more. Proceeds will benefit local missions and church improvements. Details: 803-980-0070.

Save a Life Group

Golf classic: The Save A Life Group will hold the first Save A Life Golf Classic 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at Trump National Golf Club, 120 Trump Square, Mooresville. Proceeds benefit LifeShare of the Carolinas. NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will serve as honorary host. Save A Life works to build awareness of organ donation and boost registration of organ donors in the U.S. Details: www.SaveALifeGolfClassic.org. Registration: Neil at nvroom@windstream.net. To be a sponsor, email Wendy at wendywhitehurst@gmail.com.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Leukemia Cup: The fifth annual Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta will be Oct. 10-11 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hosted by the Outrigger Yacht Club, the race is open to all ballasted mono-hulls of at least 20 feet in length: spinnaker, nonspinnaker and cruising. The first warning signal will be 9:55 a.m. Oct. 11 near Shoal Marker 0.4 NM WNW of Channel Marker 2. Learn more or register at www.leukemiacup.org.

Easter Seals UCP

Freedom Park: The Walk With Me 5K will be 9 a.m. Oct. 11 at Freedom Park to benefit the Easter Seals UCP and the programs and services they provide that help those with disabilities. Lunch will be provided. Registration is $25 per person, and all abilities are welcome. Register at walkwithme.org/charlotte.

March Forth With Hope

Golf Classic: The March Forth With Hope Foundation will host its 12th annual Hope Stout Golf Classic 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Golf Club at Ballantyne. Registration is $250 per person. Lunch and a party are included. Learn more or register by Oct. 10 at http://marchforthwithhope.com.

National MS Society

Bike MS: The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society will hold its 29th annual Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach the weekend of Oct. 18-19, featuring daily routes of 30-100 miles. For information on how to register as a cyclist or volunteer, visit www.breakawaytothebeach.org or call 800-FIGHT MS (344-4867). The event will benefit MS research, programs, services and advocacy for the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society.

Disc Golf

Throw Pink: The disc golf fundraiser will be 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 4 at Fewell Park, 1204 Alexander Road in Rock Hill.

The event will raise money to help fight breast cancer. Women and girls of all skill levels are welcome.

The $10 fee includes a round of disc golf, a Throw Pink T-shirt, a ticket to the U.S. Disc Golf Championship on Oct. 4 and a donation to a breast cancer charity. Details: Adrian Southern, Adrian@throwpink.com or 800-476-3968.

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