The Charlie Kubala Memorial Trust is a registered 501c that was established in 1996 just months after Sgt Kubala's demise. The trust was initially setup just for Sgt Kubala's children but was later expanded to cover any future children of area law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. We also decided later to include a spouse benefit that pays $2,000 dollars immediately after loss of life to the spouse to help offset any immediate costs they may incur or to cover travel expenses for family members. We also provide several scholarships each year to local high school students.

    In August of 2013 the board voted to spearhead a project to erect a monument honoring the law enforcement officers who have died or been killed in the line of duty in Sumter County. The monument will be in honor of officers from all local and state law enforcement agencies that have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to the Sumter community.

    The trust is overseen by a board of directors comprised of representatives from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Sumter Police Department and several citizens from the Sumter business community.

    All funds raised during the year, minus the expenses incurred to put on the golf tournament, goes directly to the trust. All of the work on the golf tournament and other functions during the year, as well as the board of directors, is strictly voluntary, primarily consisting of deputies from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. If you need any further information on the trust, you may contact Lt Lee Monahan, 803-436-2161, or you can check the South Carolina Secretary of State's Office. Our federal tax ID number is 57-6174909.