Cassandra M. Thompson Charity Golf Tournament

March 24, 2018

Rocky River Golf Club, Concord NC

Join us for the Cassandra M. Thompson Golf Tournament, benefiting Carolina Cross Connection, a Christian ministry serving individuals and families in need. This event will raise funds to help CCC carry out its mission to offer free home repairs to western NC residents, to serve alongside the unhoused, and to provide care for orphans.


12:45 PM Arrive-by time, registration, range balls & announcements
1:30 PM Start Time
Dinner and reception after all teams have finished
man playing golf

Entry fee is $125 per player or $500 per team of four. All undergraduate college students may register for a discounted entry fee of $100. If you want to sponsor a hole as well, the cost is $600 total for a team and a Hole Sponsorship. Registrations are due March 15, 2018.


Player entry includes:

  • Green Fee and Cart Fee
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Range Balls
  • Player Participation Package
  • Door Prizes after the match


There will be contests and prizes for:

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
  • Closest-to-Pin on every Par 3
  • Longest Drive in Fairway
  • $4,000 Team Putting Challenge
  • $10,000 Hole-in-One Challenge


Prizes will be awarded at the end of the tournament.


Tournament packages will be available to purchase at registration the day of the event. Packages will include mulligans, buy ups, raffle tickets, and contest entries.


CCC would love for you to participate in raising funds for our missions efforts by being a sponsor of our Golf Tournament. The proceeds from this event, including our sponsors, provide the means for CCC to meet many needs. Below are our sponsorship levels, and we are always willing to work with you if you don’t fit into one of those categories.

A business owner and tournament sponsor has said:

Sponsoring the CCC Golf Tournament is a great way of furthering the mission of bringing CCC campers closer to Christ and closer to each other. We also enjoy getting out for a day of fellowship on the golf course. As we try to be good stewards within our community, knowing the impact this ministry has had on our loved ones, we gladly support CCC. We are hopeful the sponsorships assist in providing the means for future campers to find the same transformational experiences that so many previous campers have had.

Platinum Sponsor $4,000

Sponsor of the entire tournament. Accepting only one Platinum Sponsor.


  • An individual banner recognizing the Platinum Sponsor displayed at the registration area.
  • Recognition on signs displayed at four tee boxes.
  • A small advertisement in each of the gift bags given to golfers (provided by the sponsor).
  • Logo on each golf cart sign.
  • Registration for four teams of four players each entered into the tournament

Gold Sponsor $3,000

Accepting up to two Gold Sponsors.


  • Recognition of Gold Sponsor on a banner displaying tournament sponsors at the registration area.
  • Recognition on signs displayed at two tee boxes.
  • A small advertisement in each of the gift bags given to golfers (provided by the sponsor).
  • Registration for three teams of four players each entered into the tournament.

Silver Sponsor $2,000

Accepting only two Silver Sponsors.


  • Recognition of Silver Sponsor on a banner displaying tournament sponsors at the registration area.
  • Recognition on signs displayed at one of the Hole-in-One or Closest-to-Pin holes.
  • Registration for two teams of four players each entered into the tournament.

Bronze Sponsor $1,000

Accepting up to five Bronze Sponsors.


  • Recognition of Bronze Sponsor on a banner displaying tournament sponsors at the registration area.
  • Recognition on signs at one tee box.
  • Registration for one team of four players entered into the tournament

Drink Sponsor $500

Accepting only one Drink Cart Sponsor.


Drink Sponsorships go toward providing drinks for golfers and volunteers throughout the course of the day. We will recognize the sponsor as providing the drinks for the day.

Food Sponsor $500

Accepting only three Food Sponsors.


Food Sponsorships go toward providing all of the food for the dinner buffet after the event. We would in turn make it known that the food was provided by your organization in any way that we can.

Prize Sponsor $150 – $350

We are also seeking prizes sponsors, we have three different sponsorship levels:
Gold Sponsor – $350
Silver Sponsor – $250
Bronze Sponsor – $150
Each sponsor will be recognized on a sign at registration and at the awards reception following the tournament.

Hole Sponsor $150

A Hole Sponsor will get signs made with their company name and information. Signage will be placed at either the tee box or the green of a given hole, such that all the players will see them as they play their round. Hole Sponsors are free to provide their own signage; otherwise, CCC will provide signage.

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
-Colossians 3:1-4

Cassandra McRorie Thompson embodied what it means to live a life hidden in Christ. A devoted wife, a mother of three amazing women (two of whom served on CCC summer staff), and a leader in her community, Cassandra showed genuine compassion for those around her. She was a pillar of her church, Central UMC in Charlotte, and helped lead the youth group to attend CCC from 1992 to 2000. Her spirit was humble yet magnetic; one could not help but feel completely at ease in her presence. She was an excellent listener and quick to offer a kind and wise word without expecting anything in return. Cassandra indeed set her mind and heart on things above. She was and continues to be an example for CCC campers and staff who strive to live by Jesus’ words, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19).


Cassandra sadly passed away in 2005 after a three-year battle with colon cancer. Though her loss is still deeply felt throughout the CCC family, we celebrate her amazing life, both on earth and now in the presence of her Heavenly Father.


Carolina Cross Connection’s inaugural golf tournament was held in 2006. In its early planning stages, the Board of Directors and Administration unanimously voted that this charity event be dedicated as a memorial, and the Cassanda M. Thompson Golf Tournament was born. That fall, players and sponsors descended on Pine Lake Country Club, where Cassandra and her husband Dale had been members, for a day of fun and supporting meaningful mission work. This annual event continues to grow.


Carolina Cross Connection is honored to continue hosting our tournament in memory of Cassandra. We hope that her family, her friends, and tournament participants will likewise be blessed by this day. The Lord impacted many through Cassandra’s life here. May this event and its proceeds continue her legacy of love and Christian service.

Cassandra Thompson, 1948-2005
Cassandra with Central UMC, CCC 2000

The 13th Annual Cassandra M. Thompson Golf Tournament is shaping up to be a huge success! We thank our golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and Rocky River Golf Club for joining us. Thank you for supporting Carolina Cross Connection and helping raise funds to do more for families in Western North Carolina, the urban communities of Asheville and Charlotte, and orphanages in Honduras. We are thankful to partner with you in ministry.

A special shout out to the 2018 winning teams!

1st Place – Vardaman Banks, Bobby Dean, Jim Dean

2nd Place – Jason Shive, Jay Shive, Lewis Petree, Laura Canrobert

3rd Place – Jim Fortenberry, Kevin Kartner, Adrian Brewer

Thank you to all who participated! The 2018 tournament raised $11,500! 

Tournament Results

Vardaman Banks, Bobby Dean, Jim Dean


Jason Shive, Jay Shive, Lewis Petree, Laura Canrobert


Jim Fortenberry, Kevin Kartner, Adrian Brewer


Closest-to-Pin Winner, Hole #5: Johnny Burgess

Closest-to-Pin Winner, Hole #10: Vardaman Banks

Closest-to-Pin Winner, Hole #15: Bobby Dean

Longest Drive Winner, Hole #8: Chris McAlister

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Drink Cart

Food Cart

Prize Sponsors


Alan Simpson


American Storage Trailers & Containers


Jack & MaryAnn Bradham

Hole Sponsors

Joe & Amanda Pollard


Alan Simpson


Drew & Angela Neill


In Honor of Home Repair




Smart Pro Financial – Chris McAlister


First UMC – Gastonia


New Covenant UMC Cornerstone Sunday School



American Storage Trailers & Containers


In Honor of Urban



Jack & MaryAnn Bradham


Josh Kurtz


In Honor of CCC’s Administration



In Honor of Overseas