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Friday, April 5, 2013
A Roanoke College fraternity is holding a golf tournament Thursday to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Kappa Alpha Fraternity donates proceeds from its tournament at Hanging Rock Golf Course to help the local MDA chapter provide free flu shots, clinic services, support groups, research, summer camp and assistance with the repair of durable medical equipment used by children and adults in the Roanoke-area who are affected by neuromuscular diseases.
Fees to enter the tourney are $50 per person or $200 for a team.
For more tournament information or to enter, contact Chris Barnett at email@example.com, or call 588-4818. For more information about MDA or its programs visit www.mda.org.
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More than 300 sales representatives from the Coca-Cola Co. spent three hours March 26 at the Rescue Mission of Roanoke, performing numerous tasks ranging from deep cleaning an oven in the food services kitchen to sanitizing almost 300 mattresses for the multiple shelters.
The sales reps, from all over the Eastern Seaboard, were attending Coke’s annual sales representative meeting and selected the mission as their service project.
Leslie Littlefield, the mission’s volunteer coordinator, said it’s not typical for companies to spend part of their valuable meeting time to volunteer but “we are very thankful that Coke chose us for their volunteer site.”
The Rescue Mission, which doesn’t receive government funding, has served as a Christian crisis intervention center for Southwestern Virginia since 1948.
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Jefferson College of Health Sciences has donated proceeds from its inaugural 5K Riverside Run & Wellness Walk to its alumni association and Sexual Assault Response and Awareness Inc.
The event raised more than $6,100 for each group.
The alumni association provides scholarship for current students, and SARA provides services to victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse and their families.
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Paradise Cathedral is holding a celebration Saturday and Sunday for the consecration of its pastor, Joseph J. Mayo Sr., as the State of Virginia Bishop for Church Alive Ministries International.
The celebration begins at 6 p.m. Saturday with a banquet at the Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom. Bishop Donald J. Washington, presiding prelate of CAMI and the pastor of Mount Hermon Baptist Church of Columbus,Ohio, will speak.
Services will continue Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Paradise Cathedral Family Worship Center, 1301 Melrose Ave. N.W., where Dorinda Clark-Coles of Detroit, will speak.
Mayo, a 1976 graduate of William Fleming High School , was ordained as an elder in 1981 and founded Paradise Temple in Ridgeway in 2004 and Paradise Cathedral in Roanoke in 2005.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the banquet, contact Donna Price at 343-3644.
Tickets are $75 for adults and $40 for children 8 to 17 years old. Tickets also can be purchased at the door.
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