The net proceeds from two fund-raising events — Weaver’s Weekend and the Bon Hommes organization golf tournament — were donated to Vine-Ingle Little League in a ceremony at the Major League field on Sunday, Oct. 18.
The fund-raising golf tournament, organized by Will Argo, Chandler Penn and other members of the Bon Hommes organization, was held in May at Idle Hour Country Club. The group donated the proceeds, about $1,500, to the memory of Mike Weaver.
The second annual Weaver’s Weekend event was held in August at the Armory Ballroom in downtown Macon. Adam Dukes, Stephen Adams and Rachel Phillips were the chief organizers of this event. The group contributed proceeds of about $3,500 to Vine-Ingle Little League.
The final amount given also includes an additional $13.13, as Mike’s number when he played at Vine-Ingle was the number 13.
Thanks go not only to the organizers of these events and those who attended, but also to the companies and individuals who became sponsors, or who contributed money directly to the league in Mike’s memory.
Jimmy Thwaite, president of Vine-Ingle, said a group from the league’s board of directors will put together a list of projects that the money could be used for at the Vine-Ingle complex. He said members of the fund-raising organizations would be consulted before the money is committed to any particular project(s).