GKN 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament To Benefit Local Soup Kitchen (Download PDF Version)

NEWTON, NC (July 29, 2015)- GKN Driveline of Newton, NC will host their 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Larkin Golf Club in Statesville at 1:30PM. Chosen by the Pay It Forward Committee at GKN, all proceeds from this tournament will be donated to The Corner Table Soup Kitchen located in downtown Newton.

The Corner Table provides hot nutritious meals five days a week to hungry men, women, and children who are in need in our community. “The Pay It Forward Committee felt passionate about their mission and the services they were offering to this community. We know that food insecurity is a growing problem in Catawba County, and we wanted to contribute to helping those in need,” stated BJ Sheaves, Tournament Chair.

The tournament will be Four Person Captain’s Choice with a Hole In One Grand Prize of $10,000 and three other great prizes for longest drive, longest putt, and closest to pin. Dinner, Silent Auction, and Awards will follow the tournament at 7PM.

Support from the event will be generated through Sponsorships ranging from $8,000-$100, In-Kind Donations, Monetary Donations, and Individual and Team Registrations. Individual Golfer Fee is $75, and the Foursome Fee is $300. Both registrations include dinner and a goody bag. Dinner only tickets are available for $25. Registrations can be made online at thecornertable.org/golf-tournament/ or by contacting GKN at 828-428-5271.

For additional information, or questions, please contact BJ Sheaves, Tournament Chair at bj.sheaves@gkndriveline.com or 828-428-5271.


The Corner Table, Inc. is a soup kitchen outreach ministry provided by the people of our community for the hungry in our community. Our primary purpose is to provide nutritious meals in a comfortable environment for any men, women or children who are in need in the Eastern Catawba County area. Located in downtown Newton, The Corner Table has served more than 465,000 meals since its inception in 2002. For more information, please visit The Corner Table online at www.thecornertable.org.

GKN Driveline is the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline components and systems. As a global company serving the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of automotive driveline components – for use in the smallest ultra low-cost car to the most sophisticated premium vehicle demanding the most complex driving dynamics. GKN Driveline is a leading global producer of CVJ Systems, AWD Systems, Trans Axle Solutions and eDrive Systems and operates in 22 countries at 45 manufacturing locations employing approximately 24,000 people.  GKN Driveline Newton employs more than 800 people, supporting machining and assembly of high prescision products for demanding AWD applications .  GKN Driveline has a rich history in North Carolina, specifically in Catawba County.  The company plans to create more than 200 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2018 and invest more than $100 million in the location.