FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Golf tournament fund raiser attracts golfers,
sponsors to boost B3 college scholarships
CALLAWASSIE ISLAND – More than 30 four-player teams competed Monday in the Beaufort County School District’s third annual “Swinging with the Superintendent” golf tournament, with all proceeds going to a scholarship program that pays two years of college tuition to qualified students.
The Building a Better Beaufort Scholarship – dubbed “B3” – covers up to two years of tuition costs at the Technical College of the Lowcountry for Beaufort County high school graduates who have at least a 2.75 GPA.
The tournament was held at the Callawassie Island Golf Club, and prizes were awarded for low team scores, longest drives and closest-to-the-pin. A hole-in-one contest offered a grand prize of a new Lexus.
“Our first three tournaments have raised more than $240,000, and every dime of that money goes directly to college scholarships,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss. “Based on the number of teams and the contributions of our corporate and private sponsors, we had another terrific event this year.”
Monday’s sponsors included title sponsor Thompson Construction Group and sponsors iStation, McMillan Pazdan Smith, BrightView Landscape, Hite Associates, Dinosaur Restaurants, HG Reynolds Management, Compass Municipal Advisers, GCA Services, PCG, Sodexo, McNair Law Firm, First Tee of the Lowcountry, Dell Computers, UniSource Mortgage Services, YMCA-Beaufort, Paul Roth and Bill Evans.
Rounds of golf were offered as tournament prizes by Callawassie Island Golf Club, Belfair, Long Cove Golf Club, Oldfield Golf Club, Wexford Plantation, Dataw Island Golf Club, Moss Creek, Hilton Head Lakes, Old South, The Club at Indigo Run and The Club at Savannah Harbour.
Revenues from the golf tournament are accumulating in an endowment fund that supports the scholarship program.
Interested students from the Class of 2017 should apply to TCL, fill out the FAFSA form and apply for the B3 scholarship. For more information, visit www.tcl.edu/b3.