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Tidewater Utilities tournament raises $14,245 for YWCA Delaware

Nov 03, 2013
Source: Submitted Pictured at the presentation by Tidewater Utilities to YWCA Delaware are (l-r) Kimberly Kegerreis, Samantha Franklin, and Brenda Whitehurst with YWCA; Jerry Esposito, president, Tidewater Utilities Inc.; and Samantha Grace, YWCA.

Tidewater Utilities Inc. recently presented a check to YWCA Delaware, the beneficiary selected to receive proceeds raised from its Sixth Annual Charitable Golf Tournament held Aug. 12 at the Heritage Shores Golf Course in Bridgeville. Tidewater presented YWCA Delaware with a check for $14,245.

“This year, through our tournament, we were pleased to support an organization whose efforts to end racism and empower women is felt statewide,” said Jerry Esposito, president, Tidewater Utilities Inc. “We thank all those who supported the outing. Their commitment to this important endeavor is equally matched by their desire to build stronger communities."

YWCA Delaware was founded in 1895 and is a statewide organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Annually, some 6,000 to 7,000 people participate in its comprehensive programs. YWCA Delaware is a leading advocate for women by providing housing, violence prevention, economic empowerment, racial justice and youth programming.

Proceeds from this year’s outing will help support YWCA Girl, a program that improves the lives of low-income, at-risk girls by helping them graduate from high school, and offering guidance to help them on a path to achieve their higher education and career goals.

“We are so fortunate to have the support of Tidewater Utilities, which embodies the true spirit of corporate responsibility and community giving,” said Kimberly Kegerreis, chief development officer at YWCA Delaware. “The event was a tremendous success, helping YWCA Delaware to raise much-needed funds to support our at-risk girls’ education and youth programs in Sussex County, as well as to meet so many men and women who share Tidewater’s enthusiasm for philanthropy.”

Major sponsors for the tournament included George & Lynch Inc., IG Burton Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep; Carl M. Freeman; and Sensus Metering.

Tidewater, a wholly owned subsidiary of Middlesex Water Company, was established in 1964 and provides a wide range of water and wastewater services including consulting, contract operations and maintenance, and bulk water supply. For more information about Tidewater, visit www.tuiwater.com or call 800-523-7224.

 

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