HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The RBC Heritage and the Heritage Classic Foundation support a lot of charities in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire. Thursday, they contributed to one in Savannah.
It’s also one that is very meaningful to WTOC’s own Tim Guidera. Eight years ago, he helped start the Tunnel to Towers Savannah Run. Stan Smith, the Heritage Classic Foundation charity chairman, and tournament director Steve Wilmot, presented Tunnel to Towers Savannah with a check for $30,000 at the tournament’s Patriot’s Outpost on the 7th hole.
An anonymous donor made a contribution to the Heritage Classic Foundation with the stipulation that it go to Tunnel to Towers - and the Foundation then matched 15 percent of that money and actually added a little extra to get to $30,000.
That total contribution will help Tunnel to Towers nationally build custom smart homes for catastrophically-wounded military veterans.
“Well, it’s special. It’s not just going to a general fund,” Smith said. “It’s going to specific homes that are being built for these veterans that have been handicapped because of their participation supporting us and keeping us safe.”
“We’ve had participation from the Hilton Head Fire Department, the Bluffton Fire Department,” said Jane Grismer, Tunnel to Towers Savannah, Race Director. “There’s a lot of presence at the Tunnel to Towers Savannah run from South Carolina, so this really brings it home today.”
The Heritage Classic Foundation has supported Tunnel to Towers Savanna for years, but this is a significant increase.