Newton, NC – The 19th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on May 9 at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden. The ministry, staying true to the mission of the original founders in 1969, brings together the resources of the Christian community to serve the people in need of crisis assistance, support and education, in response to God’s call.

Again this year, the Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church in Conover will be providing a BBQ lunch, beginning at 11:30 am, with the Captain’s Choice tournament beginning with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm.

The tournament will offer top placed prizes in two divisions: Church Division and Open Division. In addition several other prizes and contests associated with the 50th anniversary of the ministry will include – hole in one, closest to the pin, longest drive, 50/50 raffle and more.

A foursome may register for $360 which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, player goodie bags, a mulligan, and refreshments. Individual players ($90) are also welcome, along with those interested in available sponsorship opportunities. All proceeds from the tournament are directed to further the ministries of ECCCM. For the past 50 years, ECCCM has been passionate about positively impacting others in a godly manner in the midst of a crisis situations. In 2018, ECCCM touched more than 9,300 people in need, logged in over 14,500 volunteer hours, and provided nearly 1.3 million pounds of food to the hungry in Catawba County.

To register to play or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jo Ann Sherrill at 465-1702.

ECCCM serves all of eastern Catawba County providing emergency financial assistance for mortgage and rent payments, assistance with utility bills, fuel oil and kerosene purchases, and life-necessary pharmaceuticals. In addition, ECCCM provides emergency food and clothing to those in need. ECCCM receives support from supportive churches, individuals, local businesses and foundations.


ECCCM, a Catawba County United Way partner agency, provides assistance with mortgage/rent payments, utility bills, hunger relief, transportation, and financial coaching. ECCCM has extended “a hand up, not a hand out” to those in need in eastern Catawba County since 1969, never turning away a qualifying client.