C.W. "Woody" Rushing Golf Tournament

This annual event is held by The Rushing Family Trust in memory of the late C.W. "Woody" Rushing to benefit charity.

Evelyn & Woody Rushing

In Memory Of

Captain C.W. Rushing started his career in the towing industry in the 1930s. He officially retired in the late 70s, although he continued to be involved in the industry for the rest of his life. His legacy includes three generations of the Rushing name involved in the towing industry, including his son, Captain Michael W. Rushing and his grandson, Todd M. Rushing, maritime safety and security consultant.

C.W. "Woody" Rushing passed away on December 5, 1998 from cancer. Near his death, he expressed a desire to do something to help others who are in need, having a soft place in his heart for disadvantaged women and children.

In 1999, the First Annual C.W. "Woody" Rushing Golf Tournament took place, becoming a huge success, and $10,000 was donated to Southeast Missouri Hospice in recognition of their kindness and quality assistance during C.W. Rushing's time of need.

In 2000, the golf tournament was able to donate $11,000 to charity. This amount was divided equally between St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis and the Safe House for Women in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. For a complete listing of each year's benefitting charities, visit our donations page.

One of C.W. Rushing's favorite sayings, and the one he used to guide his life, was "The day you die, everything you have will belong to someone else, but what you are, is yours forever!" He lived his life accordingly.

In 2013, the trust was offically renamed The Rushing Family Trust, in memory of Captain Woody and his wife, Evelyn.

Captain C.W. "Woody" Rushing Biography

Evelyn Rushing Biography