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United Way’s Small Business Alliance hosts third annual Driving Down Main Virtual Golf Tournament

Columbia, S.C. (May 24, 2021) – United Way’s Small Business Alliance (SBA) will host its third annual Driving Down Main: Staying the Course on June 7-8, 2021, sponsored by Enterprise Holdings.

Registered foursomes will virtually play 9-holes at Main Course SC on the back nine of Pinehurst Country Club #2 Golf Course. Tee times start at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. with a maximum of 68 teams with 30-minute staggered times. Players will have two hours to complete each round. All tournament details including exclusive sponsorship opportunities can be found by visiting

The annual event is a way for small business owners and other community-minded professionals to enjoy a friendly game of golf on a world-renowned course while networking and learning more about United Way and SBA.

“We are looking forward to this year’s annual Driving Down Main tournament and the opportunity for local small businesses to give back to our community again,” said Zach Minton, K2 Tech President. “This is also a chance to highlight the importance of small businesses and to give us an avenue to express our gratitude to organizations and individuals who have helped us with everything that has gone on this year.”

Proceeds from this year’s Driving Down Main event will benefit United Way’s Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC). MRC provides resources and services to pre-kindergarten through second-grade students who aren’t reading on grade level. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MRC has found alternative ways to assist these students virtually.

“The Small Business Alliance continues to give back to our community’s small business owners who do so much for nonprofits throughout our community,” said Sara Fawcett, United Way of the Midlands President and CEO. “Whether contributing in-kind items to charity auctions, sponsoring a little league team, or supporting nonprofits like United Way, their investments improve the lives of everyone we serve.”

United Way’s Small Business Alliance, launched in October 2018, provides a tiered membership program connecting small businesses with a trusted nonprofit and benefits including professional development, volunteer opportunities and more based on membership level. Learn more about the Small Business Alliance at

To learn more about United Way of the Midlands, visit



About United Way of the Midlands

United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With more than 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit

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