Debra and Eldon Henderson are avid supporters and donors to Coker College and Coker Athletics. They have been a driving force behind the growth and support for Coker Athletics from the Hartsville and surrounding communities.
Owners of Henderson Ace Hardware and the Hartsville Skating Rink, Debra and Eldon helped establish the Taste of Coker, along with fellow Hall of Fame inductee Tim Griggs, which just completed its twelfth year as a leading fundraiser and community engagement event for Coker Athletics. With their help assembling cooks, selling tickets, donating tables and chairs and planning the event, the Taste of Coker has raised over $84,000 for the Coker Athletic department.
In addition to their help with Taste of Coker, the Henderson’s have donated hundreds tables, chairs, inflatables, and hours of help for numerous events and activities at Coker over the years. Recently, they chaired the committee that will establish the newest fundraiser in Coker Athletics, the Cobra Club Dinner, which will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018.
Natives of Hartsville, Debra and Eldon have served on numerous civic boards, including being members of the Cobra Club Board for many years. They have worked with and assisted in many projects that have benefited numerous student-athletes both at Coker and within the Hartsville community. In 2015, the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce named Eldon the Will Woodham Business Person of the Year.