2005-06-10 / Society

Lou Holtz Foundation continues charitable works

By Ellen Fortson

Lisa Kalsbeck, Laurie Barnwell and Elisabeth Kovacs of Columbia welcome golf guests to Grande Dunes Golf Resort.
Lisa Kalsbeck, Laurie Barnwell and Elisabeth Kovacs of Columbia welcome golf guests to Grande Dunes Golf Resort.

“Lou Holtz may have retired from university coaching, but he hasn’t retired from his commitment to The Lou Holtz Foundation,” said Columbia volunteer Julie Felker at the 5th Annual Lou Holtz Golf Classic at The Grande Dunes Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.

“And neither have we!” added Tracy Huddleston, another volunteer who has followed The Lou Holtz Foundation for five years.

The 30 volunteers devote their time and efforts in fundraising for the functions that the foundation supports. A few of the charitable projects The Lou Holtz Foundation supplements are providing shelter for the homeless, renovating libraries, providing money for Pump for Kids, a program for diabetic children, and supporting children with cancer. “We love mixing summer fun with work,” said Lisa Kalsbeck, “and like most women, I love listening to Coach speak.”

Julie Felker and Tracy Huddleston have been volunteers of The Lou Holtz Foundation for five years.
Julie Felker and Tracy Huddleston have been volunteers of The Lou Holtz Foundation for five years. Clyde Wren, chairmen of the foundation, introduced Coach Holtz who shared some of his personal philosophical insight with the players and sponsors of the tournament. Holtz told the audience that he was busy writing his autobiography and admitted it was a bit harder than he had planned.

“Everyone should write their autobiography when they are young,” Holtz smiled. “In that way, you can remember everything!”

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