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Hopkinsville Community College’s Mike Foster Golf Scramble set for October 5th

 

Hopkinsville Community College (HCC)

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – The Hopkinsville Community College Foundation has announced the 28th Annual Mike Foster Golf Scramble, coming up on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club beginning at 8:30am with a shotgun start.

According to Executive Director Yvette Eastham, the scramble is critical to raising funds for the foundation’s textbook scholarship.

28th Annual Mike Foster Golf Scramble to raise money for scholarship funds.

28th Annual Mike Foster Golf Scramble to raise money for scholarship funds.

“The scramble initially started because directors Don Atwood, Hill Ferguson and Mike Foster saw an unmet need of our students. These gentlemen noticed that students were struggling to pay for textbooks even as they worked to pay their tuition,” Eastham stated. Funding textbook scholarships continues to be the focus of the scramble.

Since those early years, textbook costs have risen, and how students learn as well as the tools they use have changed.

“The advent of e-books and rentals, as well as the companion materials required by certain courses have changed what students need for class instruction,” noted Eastham.

The awards for scholarships have increased since Eastham’s tenure from $150.00 per semester Fall 2008 to $500.00 per semester this fall.

“The HCC Foundation Board recognized the need for increased support for student textbooks, and during the annual 2008 gala, board member Terry Hamby raised $50,000 that evening to endow the scholarship,” Eastham continued.

The funds raised by Hamby were matched by the KCTCS Endowment Match program, and the market value of the fund today stands at over $181,000. While the foundation uses income generated from the endowment toward scholarships each year, the organization’s golf scramble is critical to raising funds to meet the annual scholarship budget.

Todd Morris, golf scramble chair has a goal of 30 teams this year. With the new Kentucky sales tax law, cost per team is $530.00, while hole sponsorship remains $100.00. This year, the scramble has partnered with Sisk Auto Mall to offer a brand new vehicle for a hole-in-one.

“We are so grateful to Wilson Sisk and his team at Sisk Auto Mall for offering this super opportunity to drive away with a 2018 vehicle,” offered Morris. “This really ups the ante, and makes the game exciting and a bit competitive, and we would love to see someone win that vehicle,” Morris concluded.

According to Morris, prize money of $1,500 will be awarded. Golfers will be provided breakfast and lunch as well as premium gifts including Titleist ProVI balls, a golf tool/brush and more.

To register a team or sponsor a portion of the scramble, call 270.707.3733.


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