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MGTC Foundation Hosts 9th Annual Golf Tournament

The Middle Georgia Technical College Foundation hosted its 9th annual Golf Tournament Tuesday, April 1 at Houston Lake Country Club in Perry. Twenty-nine teams representing businesses and friends of the College participated in the event and helped raise over $51,000 to support scholarships for students at Central Georgia Technical College.

Shaw Blackmon and Brad Collins, Golf Tournament Committee Co-Chairs stated, "We are thrilled with the success of this tournament. The funds raised will help the Foundation assist our students in pursuing their academic goals. We were humbled by the generosity of our sponsors; their support is the cornerstone of the tournament and we could not be successful without them. It has been a pleasure to work with an outstanding committee of volunteers who provided countless hours to ensure our success, and we will look forward to an even more fruitful tournament in 2015.”

Corporate sponsors for the event were Jeff Smith Automotive, Houston Healthcare, Azar Walsh Architects, and Parrish Construction Company.  Valdosta State University sponsored the hole-in-one prize. Each corporate sponsor was recognized at the tournament for their generosity and support of student scholarships. Additionally, Jeff Smith presented the keys to a brand new Ford Transit electric vehicle to the MGTC Foundation, courtesy of Jeff Smith Ford in Byron.

At the conclusion of the round of golf, door prizes, raffle prize money, and top tournament finishers were awarded. Marisa Parrish was the winner of the 50/50 raffle. A first place finish was earned by the team representing Warner Robins Supply. Second place went to Fire Protection Services and third was awarded to the team sponsored by State Representative Larry O’Neal.

The Middle Georgia Technical College Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the College and its students by supplementing available state resources with private funding to help further the College’s mission of contributing to the economic and educational development of the community. The annual golf tournament is just one way in which the Foundation raises funds to support its mission.

In July 2013, Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) in Macon and Milledgeville and Middle Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins merged to form the NEW Central Georgia Technical College. The private, non-profit foundations that supported the Colleges will merge to form one Foundation to support CGTC, effective July 2014.

All donations made to the Foundation are tax-deductible. For more information on the Foundation or to find out how you can make a difference in the life of a student, contact Tonya McClure at 478.757.3467.



The first place team sponsored by Warne Robins Supply included (l to r) Clay Wilson, Wayne Mayo, Ken Bazemore, and Jim Taylor.

Submitted by Janet Kelly
June 3, 2014

 

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