Clarksville, TN – Since hosting its inaugural event in 2010, the Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament has returned every summer to raise money for scholarships – and will do so again next month.
The Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th at Cole Park at Fort Campbell, KY.
The shotgun start will consist of four-person teams and begin at 8:00am both days. Each team may include any combination of men, women, sons or daughters. Prizes will be awarded.
Non-golfers are invited to attend the dinner. Tickets are $15.00 for individual and $25.00 for couples.
The Fisher golf tourney is an endowment to benefit dependents of wounded or fallen soldiers at Fort Campbell, KY, with scholarships to attend APSU.
The 2015-16 scholarship will be awarded to the selected beneficiary at the dinner July 10th. Last year’s scholarship recipient was Clarksville resident Cameron Dostie, a graduate of Fort Campbell High and current ASPU freshman. Dostie’s father, Sgt. 1st Class Shawn C. Dostie, was killed in Baghdad on December 30th, 2005, by an improvised explosive device.
Fisher, a Clarksville native, taught in the Fort Campbell Independent School System for 33 years as a teacher and coach. As a student at Clarksville High School, he participated on both the basketball and golf teams. He added to his sports legacy on the APSU Governors basketball court.
He died at the end of the summer in 2009, only weeks after retiring.
“The Mickey Fisher Memorial Scholarship is so very special to me because out of this tragic loss, we have something very positive – a chance to help a young citizen of our community advance academically at one of the most superior postsecondary schools in the state as well as the country, Austin Peay,” Mary Fisher, also an APSU alumna, said.
For more information about the Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament, call the APSU Office of Advancement at 931.221.7024, Kayla Lawrence at 931.905.0050, or visit the event’s website at www.bigfishmemorial.com