One of Sussex County’s longest running charity golf tournament will turn 20 this September.
For the founders and countless volunteers who have helped the Jean & Joan Cancer Fund Golf Tournament grow from humble beginnings, it’s another benchmark for the group that has raised more than $550,000 for Beebe Healthcare’s Robert & Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center since 2000.
“A lot of the local community supported us from the very start,” said Jim Martin, who helped found the tournament in memory of his wife, Joan. “Our first tournament in 2000, we had 124 golfers and were able to contribute $21,000.”
This year’s tournament will