JCB hosted its eighth annual Lady Bamford Center Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 18, 2014, raising approximately $85,000. Those funds will help the Center in its efforts to provide early childhood education and social skills development to needy Savannah-area children from six weeks to five years of age.
“Each year, the Lady Bamford Center Golf Tournament gives JCB employees, vendors and dealers the opportunity to get together for a little friendly competition while supporting an excellent cause,” said Thom Peebles, vice president of marketing for JCB North America. “This year’s event was one of our best so far. We registered more teams than ever before, and our silent auction featured some excellent items that helped us bring in even more money. We sincerely thank everyone who helped make this event such a success.”
Located at 1410 Richard Street in West Savannah, the Lady Bamford Center offers priority admission to children from homeless and low-income families, as well as children with physical, mental or emotional challenges. Its interactive curriculum prepares young children for kindergarten and elementary school and helps them compete with other children academically. The Lady Bamford Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Fewer than eight percent of all early childhood centers in the United States receive this prestigious honor.