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SOS to receive grant from Michelin charity golf tournament

SOS, at Emporia, Kan., will receive a donation of $100,000 from funds raised in a record-breaking year of the Michelin Charity Golf Tournament organized by Michelin North America Inc. The corporation raised $1 million through its recent charity golf tournament in Greenville, S.C., with proceeds supporting 10 charities in communities where Michelin employees live and work.

Connie Cahoone, SOS executive director, and Kathryn Wilkerson, SOS therapy and program coordinator, were in Greenville during the tournament to share information about the services that SOS provides in the five counties it serves.

“We had not expected such a large amount, and it is a huge blessing,” Cahoone said. “In a time when grants are being cut significantly, these funds from Michelin will be necessary to help SOS continue to serve our local community.”

The tournament has generated almost $9 million since its inception in 1989. This year’s tournament will award proceeds to 10 charitable organizations in Ft. Wayne, Ind., Louisville, Ky., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Upstate S.C., and SOS, of Emporia.

SOS provides services to those who have experienced sexual and domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, child abuse and neglect throughout Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Morris, and Osage counties. For more information, call 620-343-8799 or see

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