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.
Results from the 2014 tournament are as follows:
Straightest Drive Men (Hole #4) – Danny Kozun
Straightest Drive Women (Hole #4) – Bailey Popowich
Closest to the Pin Men (Hole #8) – Jaret Stevenson
Closest to the Pin Women (Hole #8) – Karen Fransishyn
Longest Drive Men (Hole #13) – Jaret Stevenson
Longest Drive Women (Hole #13) – Shelley Whitehawk
Longest Putt Men (Hole #18) – Michael Cameron
Longest Putt Women (Hole #18) – Renai Hodgson
Winner of the Putting Contest – Brett Ruf
Winner of the Chipping Contest – Mick Parmar
Lowest Scoring Team – Alpine Drywall: Daren Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Kade Johnson, Brent Mireau
Fun Hole #9 – Scott Steele
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 Golf Classic Co-Chair