For the past five years, Bubba Owens has donated his time and money to give a helping hand to those in dire need.
Owens organizes and directs charity events to raise money to help people through very hard times.
“About five years ago, several people approached me about someone with cancer and no insurance to sponsor an event to raise money to help with the medical bills,” said Owens.
A businessman in the south end of Myrtle Beach for many years, Owens called on his many contacts to help with the event.
“We were fairly successful with the first event and I liked the feeling I got from helping someone in real need,” Owens said.
Owens said he has run approximately 25 events in the past five years raising a total of approximately $250,000. The beneficiaries have included a family who lost their home to fire, cancer patients and others with serious medical problems and trust funds for small children who have lost parents.