Monday November 24, 2014

Annual college golf classic sets new record again


The tournament included a novelty hole that featured a trades theme. Levi Krasowski tries putting with a pipe wrench while Kirk Zawislak, Ian Hack, and Chad Matsalla (left to right) look on in amusement.

Parkland College is happy to announce that the ninth annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic raised an estimated $33,600 for the Parkland College scholarship fund. It is the most successful Dollars for Scholars in Parkland College history.

The golf tournament was held June 20 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton. A few rain showers throughout the day did little to dampen the spirits of 138 golfers, who continue to call this event one of the most enjoyable in the region.

“As word gets around, people are eagerly throwing their support behind this event,” said tournament co-chair Brendan Wagner. “It is a true community effort and we couldn’t do it without the support of hundreds of individuals and businesses across Saskatchewan.”

This is the sixth straight year that a new record for the event has been set. Last year’s Dollars for Scholars raised just over $28,000.

The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is the college’s largest scholarship fundraiser. Proceeds from the event have helped Parkland College award well over $100,000 in scholarships in each of the last three academic years.

“Our students are grateful to have access to these scholarships,” Wagner said. “And every time we set a new record like this, more students will benefit.”

The Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is made possible by generous contributions from hundreds of community supporters, volunteers, and sponsors. Banquet sponsor R H Electric, Platinum sponsors Farrell Agencies, Logan Stevens Construction, MHPM Project Leaders, 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 22 Gold Sponsors, 33 Silver sponsors, 157 Bronze sponsors, and three hole-in-one sponsors for their donations of cash and prizes. The event sold out in May; golfers supported the scholarship fund with their entry fees.

The 10th annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is tentatively scheduled for June 19, 2015.



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