1st Annual Charity Tournament

ACC vs. Big 10 Golf Challenge

Come out and meet our Grand Marshall Mr. Jim Delany, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference and UNC Graduate!

On October 15, 2018, CORA is hosting its 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament (Scramble Format), the ACC vs. Big Ten Golf Challenge. This event, at the Governors Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Chapel Hill, will support our mission of providing food to children, individuals, and families within our community who are in need during difficult personal economic times. The day will include golf, live auction, raffle, and an awards dinner.

Jim Delany, commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, will serve as the Grand Marshall and join golfers on the course. Additional celebrity golfers will also be present, including former Duke University basketball coach, Bucky Waters. “We are anticipating about 80 golfers this year,” said Melissa Driver Beard, Executive Director of CORA.  “We are looking forward to hosting this exciting event!  We are also thankful that the community is coming together to ensure that none of its neighbors go hungry.”

When:      October 15, 2018

Where:     Governors Club, Chapel Hill

Cost:         $150 Per Golfer*

*Registration fee includes green fees & golf cart, goodie bag, lunch, soft drinks/water and dinner at awards event. Sign up as a team of 4 or as an individual.  Dress up in your favorite team’s colors, even if it is not an ACC or Big 10 team! Dinner only tickets are available for purchase for $50.

9:30 AM Registration 

11:00 AM Shotgun Start for 18 Holes

12:30 AM Shotgun Start for 9 Holes

3:30 PM Chipping and Putting Contests

Cocktails, Auction/Raffle Preview

5:00 PM Live Auction, Pick-Your-Prize Raffle, Dinner and Awards

Online registration deadline is Monday, October 8, 2018

Following the tournament, a dinner, live auction, raffle, and awards reception will take place in the clubhouse. The live auction and raffle will include ACC and Big Ten memorabilia, getaway packages, fine art, unique experiences, and golf lessons.

This premier golf event also provides great opportunities for businesses to support our work through sponsorship. Foursomes are included at some levels!  Check out our sponsor levels and benefits here.

In addition, please consider supporting CORA by donating items to the live auction and raffle. Donors will receive excellent community exposure and will be listed in the tournament program. Donations, such as accommodations, gift certificates, or merchandise are always popular. CORA would also like provide our guests unique experiences, such as a weekend getaway, concert tickets, a dining experience, tickets to a sporting event, and hotel packages for dream vacations! Download the auction and raffle form here!




Thanks to all our sponsors for their very generous support!


We hope to see you on October 15th!  So sign up yourself or bring a foursome or two of your guests, clients, or colleagues to cheer on the ACC or Big 10.

Enjoy an amazing golfing experience in support of CORA Food Pantry.

 CORA is a United Way of Chatham County agency and encourages participation in the current annual campaign.