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Atmos Energy Employees Come Together “Fore” a Meaningful Cause

Atmos Energy Employees Come Together “Fore” a Meaningful Cause

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January 26, 2018

Golfing is a hobby for many Atmos Energy employees in our Owensboro, KY office. Once a year, however, everyone is on the same team to raise money in the memory of a member of the Atmos Energy family.

Roy D. Pearson, a former Vice President of Operations, had more than 35 years of experience with the company before passing away from cancer in 1997. He was known for making everyone feel comfortable and connecting on a personal level with fellow employees. His impact on his peers fueled their passion to initiate a memorial golf tournament in his honor, with the funds going to the American Cancer Society.  

“It’s been such an honor to be involved in the planning of this year’s tournament,” said Sid Hudson, Atmos Energy employee and golf tournament committee member. “Roy had such an influence on those in our office that it is really special to carry on the story of his legacy.”

Twenty years have passed since the first Memorial Roy D. Pearson Golf Tournament and Fundraiser, and the fundraising total paralleled the importance of this milestone. The employees handed in a donation check of $8,100 for the 2017 tournament, which was a record high.  Over the past 20 years, the tournament has raised more than $40,000 with hundreds of golfers from both Atmos Energy and contract employees’ families participating.