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SenateBill Number: 564Primary Sponsor: O'DellType of Legislation: CRSubject: Hunter, W. C.Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930323Computer Document Number: jmg/1051AL.93Introduced Date: 19930318Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930323Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: O'DellType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 564 Senate 19930323 Received from House 564 House 19930323 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 564 Senate 19930318 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO COMMEND W. C. HUNTER OF BELTON, SOUTH CAROLINA FOR HIS DEDICATION TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND IN CONCEIVING AND IMPLEMENTING THE "BUCK-A-CUP MEANS BRACE-A-CHILD" SLOGAN.
Whereas, in 1954, W. C. Hunter, a Georgetown restauranteur and owner of Gator's Drive-In had a dream on how he would increase the proceeds of Coffee Day in his restaurant, a project started by the Restaurant Association in 1952 to benefit the Crippled Childrens Society of South Carolina; and
Whereas, the next morning after his dream, he ordered 600 buttons imprinted with the letters B.A.C. on them; and
Whereas, when the buttons arrived, much to Mr. Hunter's surprise, he sold all of them very quickly and soon his customers were turning the buttons back in so they could be sold again; and
Whereas, Mr. Hunter raised over $800.00 in his small restaurant in l954 using only 600 buttons; and
Whereas, in l955, Mr. Hunter was President of the South Carolina Restaurant Association and the "B.A.C." buttons were used extensively in the State. That year, "Buck-A-Cup means Brace-A-Child" became the slogan for "Coffee Day"; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association voted in l958 to co-sponsor this project with the Restaurant Association; and Whereas, "B.A.C." has raised over $6 million to assist children and adults with disabilities and Mr. Hunter has actively participated with the project since its inception; and
Whereas, additionally, he is an Honorary Life Board Member of the State Board of Directors of Life Abilities, serves on the Board of Life Abilities of Anderson County, and works with Meals on Wheels in his hometown of Belton; and
Whereas, for the last three years alone, $l,7l8,886 has been raised in the "B.A.C." project and "B.A.C." is the largest, oldest project of its kind to benefit a non-profit agency in the country. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly commend W. C. Hunter of Belton for his dedication to persons with disabilities and in conceiving and implementing the "Buck-A-Cup means Brace-A-Child" slogan.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. W. C. Hunter.