Yorkton, SK – For the first time in its nine-year history, the Parkland College Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is sold out.
The annual scholarship fundraiser takes place at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton on June 20. The event has room for 36 teams and the final spot was claimed on Friday.
“This support is incredible,” said Dollars for Scholars co-chair Brendan Wagner. “We came close to filling all the spots last year, but I’m amazed how quickly people signed up this year.”
Although the Texas Scramble’s 144-player limit has been reached, a waiting list is being put together in case some teams have to cancel. Anyone interested can contact the College to be put on the waiting list.
Businesses can still sponsor the tournament with cash or prize donations. Individuals can support it by purchasing tickets to the post-event steak supper at $25 apiece. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction, contests, and 50/50 sales.
Golfing begins with a 1 p.m. shot gun start. The later start time was a new addition to last year’s tournament and was well-received, allowing more people to get away from work for the afternoon.
All proceeds from the non-competitive event go to the Parkland College scholarship fund. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, community groups, and individuals, the 2013 Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic raised over $28,000 for students enrolled in a variety of programs at the College’s five campuses. That money is matched by the provincial government’s Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program, effectively doubling contributions to the event.
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Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.
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Dollars for Scholars Co-Chair