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United Way Hi.Tech Shootout Marks 20th Year With a Hole in $1.18M

United Way of Central Carolinas, in partnership with co-hosts Bank of America, BB&T, and Wells Fargo, celebrated the 20th anniversary for the Hi.Tech Shootout golf tournament on October 7 at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, raising over $1.18 million.


This year’s tournament attracted nearly 250 golfers to heat up the greens and enjoy a bit of friendly competition among players representing technology vendors and bank executives.


Hi.Tech Shootout is the single largest golf fundraiser for any United Way in the country – raising a total of $18 million for United Way of Central Carolinas over the past 20 years.




*Over 150 host and sponsor executives attended a networking reception for premium sponsors at The Vista at Duke Energy.


*48 IT vendors sponsored this year’s event.


*For the first time,


  • Sir Purr, Carolina Panthers mascot, made a PurrFect appearance during the pre-tournament breakfast
  • Over $39,000 was raised in day-of sales
  • The tournament was featured on the WSOC evening newscast


*Pro golfers and long-drive champions David Mobley and Brian Pavlet entertained and dazzled golfers with their amazing skills for the “Buy-a-Drive” stations.




Congratulations to this year’s victors!


South Course:

  • Roshan Kumar –HCL America, Inc.
  • Marc Potter – HCL America, Inc.
  • Ingus Bezuidenhout – BB&T
  • Jeff Voorhees – BB&T


North Course:

  • Rolfe Hughes – Accenture
  • Darryl Smith – Accenture
  • Angelo Mitsopoulos – Bank of America
  • Steven Shereck – Bank of America


Long Drive:


North: Carey Kennedy with HP


South: Dae Lim with Bank of America


Closest to the Hole:


North: Dave Ulrich with Wells Fargo


South: Doug Housman with Wells Fargo

View Photos from the event.