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James Strealer, Tommy
Nelson and Mannie
Hardin take first place
in the first Lifespan Golf
First Lifespan Golf Tournament
raises money for center
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Saturday, May 16 was a beautiful day
for a golf tournament at the Stonewall Golf
Course in Germanton. The Lifespan
Center in conjunction with the National
Women of Achievement Inc. of Rural Hall
sponsored a first Golf Tournament. The
tournament was in memory of the late Mrs.
Zelner "Pee Wee" Miller, a pillar of the
Rural Hall Community, and in honor of
golf lover, Samuel Puryear of Winston
James Streater, Tommy Nelson and
Mannie Hardin took first place with a
score of 61. The par 70 course featured
majestic hills and valleys. Course manag
er, Rick Regan was most hospitable.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit
youth education classes, tutoring, entrepre
neurial training and building repairs for the
center at 250 Summit St.
Samuel Puryear, tournament honoree
was presented a trophy depicting a golfer
swinging a club. He made remarks and
was accompanied by his wife, Barbara
Puryear. Puryear was a golf enthusiast who
taught lessons at Winston Lake and
Reynolds Park Golf Courses.
JoAnne J. Falls is president of the
Lifespan Center's Board of Directors.
LaVerne G. Gaither is president of the
National Women of Achievement Inc. Mrs.
Falls was assisted by Doris G. Moore and
Shirley Miller of Lifespan and Diane B.
Piggott of National Women.
Two other teams participated in the
tournament. Team 2 consisted of Samuel
Puryear Jr., Eric Puryear, Monte Foote and
Chris Stewart. Team 3 consisted of Joe
Bartley, Roger Davis and Steve Greenhill.
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to tone it down a bit.
"I always had our coaching staff putting bugs in my ear, telling me to lighten up on
him." Donald Sr. said. "After a while, I started to use different approaches to see how he
Donald Jr. graduated last week and will be attending North Carolina A&T University
in the fall, where he will be studying to become an engineer. Even though he has seen his
son accomplish a lot on the field, Donald Sr. said seeing his son walk across the stage
was always the most important goal.
"Once you walk across that stage, life really begins," Donald Sr. said. "It's a lot ahead
for him. He has all the resources and tools to be successful, and more than anything, I
want him to reach his goal of becoming a engineer."
at Salem College
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Winston-Salem, NC-Salem College
Director of Athletics, Melissa Barrett, has
announced that Scott Long has been pro
moted to full-time softball coach and ath
letics fundraising and marketing coordina
tor. This past 2015 season, Long led the
softball program to an overall record of 21
16-2 and their first Great South Athletic
Conference Tournament Championship.
The Spirits finished in third-place at the
Newport News Regional.
"As coordinator of athletics fundrais
ing and marketing. Long will oversee a
comprehensive fundraising and sponsor
ship effort for the athletics department,"
said Barrett. "We are excited to expand
Coach Long's involvement with our stu
dent-athletes and the Salem College com
munity. He is a true professional and is
dedicated to advancing the Salem College
Long was hired as the Softball coach at
Salem in 2011. He started the NCAA Dill
era for the Spirits in 2012. During the past
four years. Long has coached twenty play
ers to the GSAC All-Conference team and
twelve to the GSAC All-Freshman team.
This year, Maggie Fritts earned GSAC
Freshman of the Year honors, and Lauryn
Smith was the GSAC Tournament Most
Long came to Salem from Calvary
Baptist High School in Winston-Salem,
where he coached for four years. He led
Calvary to a 46-22 record, and was the
2008 Triangle Athletic Conference Coach
of the Year.
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