Kirk and John Tarver and their Memphis-based Shelby Railroad Services Inc. raised a record $7,000 to help those who stutter.

Jane Fraser and Susie Hall were in attendance to receive this outstanding gift.

The annual Tin-Cup Tournament took place on October 7 at Wedgewood Golf Club in Olive Branch, Miss.

This is the ninth year the company teamed up with the Stuttering Foundation to honor Ruth McGuiness Tarver, the late mother of company president and founder John Tarver. Ruth stuttered from the time she was a young child.

“She was a great lady,” Shelby Railroad Vice President Kirk Tarver said of his grandmother. “It didn’t matter to us, but it embarrassed her. Back in the 30s, there wasn’t any help.”

“With the support of John and Kirk Tarver, there is now a lot more help for children who stutter,” Fraser said during the event.

-From the Winter 2011 Newsletter