Special to Iredell Free News

The David Barringer Memorial Golf Classic to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont will be held Thursday, October 26, at the Statesville Country Club. The fee is $125 per player or $500 per team.

David Barringer worked at L. Gordon Iron and Metal for more than 30 years. David wore many hats at the scrapyard from crane operator to yard manager. In September of 2019, David was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He bravely battled the disease until he passed on February 20, 2020 at the age of 56. David was a dear friend to many and is sorely missed. To honor his memory, as well as his love and support for this tournament, it was renamed the David Barringer Memorial Golf Classic (The BARRINGER for short).

The Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont has a daily average attendance of 225 children plus a waitlist of almost 60. Children who may not have a safe place to get off the bus or who may not have a safe space at home come to the club. 

The Boys & Girls Club provides a meal to each student every day. It also provides tutoring, homework time, character and leadership development, a healthy choices curriculum, drug and alcohol education, and gang prevention. The children get to choose their afternoon rotations, including basketball, dance, drumline, gardening, computers, archery, chorus, cosmetology and even more.

This golf tournament directly supports these children, the lessons they are learning, the opportunities they have, their field trips, the supplies for indoor and outdoor activities. 


♦ Online: Register and pay online at https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/the-david-barringer-memorial-golf-tournament
♦ Mail: Send a check to the Boys & Girls of the Piedmont, 1001 Cochran Street, Statesville, NC 28677 Attention: Clarissa Young. (Please write “golf” in the memo.)


If you are interested in sponsorship, please reach out to Amy at afreeze@piedmontbgc.com.