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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/5/19) — With fall finally in the air across the Pennyrile, and nothing but cool winds and blue skies to begin the day, the 29th Annual Hopkinsville Community College Mike Foster Golf Scramble hit the links with a record 34 teams in play, vying for cash prizes totaling $1,500 and a chance to win a 2019 Jeep from Sisk Auto Mall of Hopkinsville.

“All I can say is wow,” exclaimed scramble founder and namesake Mike Foster. “We started this event 29 years ago with 12 teams playing, and look around. Next year, we may move to a two-day event, because I hated to turn away all the teams that wanted to join us today."

According to Todd Morris, chair of this year’s event, hole sponsorships were up 10 percent from the previous year.

“With overwhelming support in sponsorships, we were able to garner an additional $7,600 in that category alone plus the additional sponsorships,” Morris stated. “Every $500 raised means that another student gets a textbook scholarship, or that we can provide other much needed services, and the golfers here today have helped a student at HCC reach toward their personal educational goals,” stated Yvette Y. Eastham, Executive Director of the HCC Foundation and the college’s chief advancement officer.

The scramble offered an array of prizes in addition to the Jeep. Gift cards and college logo items were presented to hole contest winners. Each golfer received a sleeve of Titleist ProVI balls from 4Imprint, a switchblade divot tool, courtesy of the HCC Foundation and martini golf tees from

Winning first place and $600 was Ted Wilson and Friends. Playing for the team was Ted Wilson, Jason Wilson, Mitchell Moore and J.P. Blane. Second place and $500 went to Foster, Soyars & Associates. Sixth place and $300 in prize money was captured by First Financial Bank, and the $100 prize for half the field went to The Glovers Team. Clayton Sumner won the putting contest, and in recognition of their coordinated style and good nature, the team from

HCC’s president Dr. Alissa Young praised the HCC Foundation Board for its work on behalf of the students of the college.

“We are working to add more services to our students in addition to scholarships, as we prepare to open Pathfinder Pantry in response to student food insecurity issues. Some students have so many barriers to overcome, and I’m grateful for how the Foundation provides for our students,” she told golfers as they readied for play. “Most importantly, we want everyone to remember that proceeds from the scramble go to benefit students at HCC."

The HCC Foundation is deep into its fund-raising season, with the 13th Annual Gala & Auction coming up Friday, Nov. 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Tickets for the event are $50 per person, and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, call (270) 707-3733.

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Information provided by Rena Young, HCC

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