Over $9,200 Raised at Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic

Thanks to the contributions of many generous donors, the Parkland College Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic held on June 20th was a great success. Parkland College is happy to announce that the third annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic raised over $9,200.

Money raised at the tournament will go towards scholarships for College students in the Parkland Region explained Dollars for Scholars Chairperson, Susan Lyons. “The golf tournament is an important addition to the scholarship initiative and provides tremendous benefits for college students as well it helps to promote and encourage education in our region”. With the help of the Dollars for Scholar tournament, Parkland College was able to award $65,400 in scholarships this past year. Thanks to the success of this year’s tournament, the scholarship initiative will see a growth in the number of scholarships awarded in 2009.

RBC’s commitment to working with Parkland College as the major tournament sponsor, played a great role in the success of the tournament. As the tournament sponsor, RBC has committed to providing a $1,000 annual scholarship for 5 years for students enrolled in full-time business programs at Parkland College. In addition, RBC provided tremendous support during the golf tournament.

GX94 and The Fox 94.1 were also major supporters of the tournament. “Their involvement as media sponsors helped us to reach our goals in hole sponsorship and team recruitment”, says Susan Lyons, Dollars for Scholars chairperson. “It was great working with them and all of other sponsors as they got behind an important cause that will help strengthen our scholarship program and encourage training opportunities in our region”.

Parkland College looks forward to seeing everyone at next year’s tournament scheduled for June 19, 2009.

116 golfers participated in the Dollars for Scholars Golf Tournament. Results from the tournament include:

Straightest Drive Men Hole #4 – Lyle Walsh
Straightest Drive Women Hole #4 – Susan Lyons
Closest to the Pin Men Hole #8 – Craig Steen
Closest to the Pin Women Hole #8 – Deb Sapara
Longest Drive Men Hole #13 – Stephen Rosowsky
Longest Drive Women Hole #13 – Deb Pryslak
Longest Putt Men Hole #18 – Ken Bartuik
Longest Putt Women Hole #18 – Laurie Renton
Winner of the Putting Contest – Gwen Stewart
Winner of the Chipping Contest – Raman Visvanathan
Lowest Scoring Team – Team Watson & Two Tall Two Short
Highest Scoring Team – Buzzing Bees
Water Holes #8 & #16 – Lisa Cadieux de Larios and Cheryl Kustra
Sherring Gold Hole #9 – Fawn Fritz and Karen Fransishyn