Laurens County Shriners Present $92,000 Check

$92,000 Check Presented


Members from the Laurens County Shrine Club and sponsors of the annual Laurens County Shrine Race were on hand in Greenville yesterday to present a $92,000 check to Shriner’s Hospitals. The check for precisely $92,011.06 came from the annual fundraiser of the club that raises money for Shriners Hospitals. This year’s President of the Laurens County Shrine Club, B. R. Smith, said “Even with everything that has happened this year, the people stepped up and gave graciously to make this year’s donation to Shriners Hospitals and their work to help burned and crippled children the biggest in our club history.” Smith said, “We are so thankful for each and every one who contributed and are grateful to the Hurley Family who operate the Laurens County Speedway for hosting the Shrine Race.” He added, “The Hurleys’ go above and beyond to always make this event successful.”

This was the 39th Annual Laurens County Shrine Race. “Now. we are looking forward to our 40th Annual Shrine Race and have already started preparations,” Smith said, adding “It will be our goal to exceed this year’s record and with the people’s support we will. The reward to hear of a child whose life has been changed by Shriners Hospitals makes everything we do worth it.”

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 non-profit medical facilities across North America. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.