Golfers will be in their element on Monday, Oct. 15 as the annual Boca Grande Scramble Golf Tournament will once again be held at the Gasparilla Inn & Club Golf Course.As in past years, this is the major fundraiser for the Boca Grande Chamber Scholarship Fund.
“Every year the tournament proceeds are deposited in a separate fund specifically for the purpose of awarding educational scholarships to area students who have ties to Boca Grande,” said Lew Hastings, executive director of the Chamber. “These are students and parents who live, work, and/or volunteer in the community. This year we will distribute up to $27,000 to more than 42 students who meet the eligibility requirements to receive scholarships. As a direct result of your tournament participation and/or sponsorship in 2011, the Chamber’s scholarship fund was able to continue the support and commitment to these young adults for another year. Our goal is to exceed that amount in 2012.”
Players will look out onto Charlotte Harbor from the Pete Dye-designed course, followed with an awards party featuring culinary delights from Boca Grande’s talented chefs. There will also be numerous prizes given away.
“The best reward, however, is the gratification in knowing that you have helped in the academic advancement of so many deserving young men and women,” Hastings said.Volunteers are needed.
To volunteer or to register, contact the Chamber at 964-0568. Sponsorships are also available. Entry forms are available at the Chamber’s web site, bocagrandechamber.com.
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