Almost 300 participate in 25th Annual Dow United Way Charity Golf Tournament Oct. 3 at The IslandShown at the benefit golf tournament is of Blake Basso, left, an employee of Dow and 2017 United Way campaign chair and George Bell, resident and CEO of Capi

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

Last Tuesday, Dow Chemical and the Capital Area United Way hosted their 25th annal charity golf tournament at The Island in Plaquemine. 

The all-day event served as a fundraiser for the local United Way, a local organization that fights for the health, education, income stability and basic needs of every person in every community. 

"We are so grateful for Dow's continued support," said George Bell, president and CEO of Capital Area United Way. "The golf tournament is fun way to raise dollars and awareness for United Way and our work in Iberville Parish and throughout the Capital Area." 

The tournament had two tee times -- the first kicking off the event at 7 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. 

The 280 competitors were broken down into 70 teams with four golfers in each team, playing with a shotgun format team scramble. 

Refreshments were offered at every whole by different sponsors, keeping the players hydrated through the typically warm October day.

Capital Area United Way serves 10 parishes, including Iberville, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

About the Capital Area United Way 

The Capital Area United Way's mission is to improve lives by leveraging partnerships in the community to advance the common good through education, income stability and healthy living.

The non-profit organization's vision is to achieve a community where everyone is empowered to achieve their full potential.

For more information or to get involved with the Capital Area United Way, visit the organization's website at