Harwood honored by PIA

Published 9:53 am Thursday, May 30, 2019

For the past 35 years, the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Virginia and Washington D.C., (PIA), has supported Special Olympics Virginia donating in excess of $400,000 in that time. The monies raised have come from donations from PIA members, as well as from proceeds from PIA events including a cornhole tournament, a tacky light tour and an annual golf tournament.

Kimberly Wooten Harwood

On May 13 PIA’s annual golf tournament was held at Brookwoods Golf Club in Quinton. The event included a presentation and renaming of the tournament to the Kimberley W. Harwood Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of Kim Harwood who died unexpectedly in January. Harwood was vice president of Harwood & Son Insurance of Farmville and very active in her community and her church. Harwood was also past president of PIA of Virginia and Washington, D.C., and was named the PIA National Agent of the Year in 2017.

PIA’s Philanthropy Committee Chair, Christine Brown said that Harwood was “always a champion of special Olympics” and that she would be truly missed this year at the tournament where she often volunteered.

Kevin P. Kowar, Association Executive of PIA of Virginia and Washington, D.C., echoed Christine’s sentiments, “Kim was such a positive presence at the tournament. It just isn’t the same this year without her.”

Harwood’s parents Judy and Ray Wooten and her sister, Beverly Redman and her husband Tim, attended the event now named for their beloved daughter and sister.

This year’s tournament raised over $6,000 for Special Olympics Virginia. Next year’s tournament will be on May 4, 2020, also at Brookwoods Golf Club in Quinton. For more information contact the PIA at (804) 264-2582.