Thanks to the support of hundreds of individuals and businesses across Saskatchewan, the eighth annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic stands as the most successful in Parkland College's history.
The golf tournament, held June 21 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton, raised an estimated $28,500 for the Parkland College scholarship fund. It's a new record for the event, surpassing last year's total of $25,840.
"Every year, Dollars for Scholars gets bigger and better, and we are delighted to have so much support from so many people," said tournament co-chair Brendan Wagner.
The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is the college's largest scholarship fundraiser. Proceeds from the event have helped Parkland College award over $100,000 in scholarships in each of the last two academic years.
"The scholarships are big difference makers for many of our students. When we set new records like this, it means more students will have the opportunity to study close to home," Wagner said.
The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic would not be possible without generous contributions from hundreds of community supporters, volunteers, and sponsors. Banquet sponsor R H Electric Ltd., Platinum sponsors Farrell Agencies, SaskTel, and RBC Financial Group, and media partners GX94 and Fox FM played key roles in the success of the tournament.
Parkland College also thanks the 19 Gold Sponsors, 27 Silver sponsors, 130 Bronze sponsors, and three hole-in-one sponsors for their donations of cash and prizes. The event was almost sold out; 128 golfers participated in this year's tournament, supporting the scholarship fund with their entry fees.
The ninth annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is tentatively scheduled for June 20, 2014, at Deer Park Golf Course.
Results from the 2013 tournament are as follows:
Straightest Drive Men (Hole #4) – Angus Vincent
Straightest Drive Women (Hole #4) – Brenda Pries
Closest to the Pin Men (Hole #8) – Keith Seidler
Closest to the Pin Women (Hole #8) – Karen Fransishyn
Longest Drive Men (Hole #13) – Mike Parobec
Longest Drive Women (Hole #13) – Bev Bielinski
Longest Putt (Hole #18) – Brett Franklin
Winner of the Putting Contest – Bill Sinclair
Winner of the Chipping Contest – Tom Seeley
Lowest Scoring Team – RBC Commercial Banking: Fred Schrader, Lorrie Ulmer, Murray Yung, Brett Franklin
Fun Hole #9 – Randy Hrywkiw