Local businesses help raise $45,000 for CFCC students at golf and tennis tournament
Wilmington, NC â€“ On October 29, the Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) Foundation introduced tennis to its second annual Halloween Golf Tournament to benefit student scholarships. Thirty golf teams and thirty-six tennis players sponsored by local businesses and individuals participated in a fun-filled day at the Cape Fear Country Club.
Donations ranged from $1,000 to $2,500. Gold sponsors included BB&T and PPD. There were also twenty-six Silver Sponsors. Marine Max and Parkway Volvo were Hole-in-One Sponsors, and there were over thirty Hole Sponsors. Ortho Wilmington was this yearâ€™s first ever Presenting Sponsor for Tennis. Court Sponsors included McGladery, Queensboro and PPD. Food and beverage sponsors included Coastal Beverage, Outback Steakhouse, Wellington Benefits, Coca-Cola, Pita Delite and Dan Smith. Special thanks also go to Courtyard by Mariott and the Hilton Garden Inn for hosting the John Daly Lemonade Stand.
The CFCC Foundation congratulates Mitch Henry, Chip Gettys, Matt Kirby and Jamie Sischo from PPD as this yearâ€™s Gross Champions and Beth Quinn, Mary Barto, Greg Neel and Tommy Mann from First Citizens as this yearâ€™s Net Champions. Special congratulations also go out to our tennis winners, â€œThe Fearful Groupâ€ which included Summer Springstead and Karen Musselwhite, and â€œThe Capeable Group,â€ which included Joy Hosier and Han Goh.
Cape Fear Community College Foundationâ€™s Executive Director, Margaret Robison offered a special incentive for golfers to place a bid on one of the holes. Bids placed on the hole allowed golfers to attempt to land his or her ball into a twelve foot circumference surrounding the hole in order to double their money. However, if the golfer made a hole-in-one, Robison would have been forced to plunge herself in the pond. Thankfully, Margaret stayed dry and donations for student scholarships increased.
The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, teachers, programs and mission of the College. Most of the funds raised are designated for our students in the form of scholarships to directly assist with their education. For more information about providing scholarship opportunities for CFCC students, please contact the CFCC Foundation at 910-362-7207 or give online at www.cfcc.edu/foundation.