On May 12, Burnett & Williams was a major corporate sponsor for the 2008 Beth Williams Field of Dreams Foundation Golf Tournament at Provident Golf Course in Midlothian, Va. Burnett & Williams sponsored two foursomes in addition to helping organize and staff the tournament. Firm players on the first foursome were Peter Burnett, Jim Williams and Don Culkin, and the second foursome included Michele Bennett, Helen Dybulak and Chris Walters.
The tournament raised $11,000 to be dedicated to the building and refurbishing of youth athletic venues such as football and baseball complexes.
Jim Williams, partner at Burnett & Williams, is the CEO of the Beth Williams Field of Dreams Foundation (www.bethwilliamsfoundation.com). Anchorwoman Paula Zahn, who met Beth Williams during her cancer battle, is the honorary chair. Jim’s wife, Beth, was an active volunteer and promoter of youth sports before her death from breast cancer in the fall of 2006. She was the inspiration for Jim creating the nonprofit whose mission is to build football and baseball fields for children in areas where local resources are unavailable.