DONALDSON — The 16th annual Ancilla College Golf Tournament teed off on June 13 at the Plymouth Country Club with 40 teams taking part in the festivities to help raise money for the school.
The tournament, which followed a four-person Florida scramble format, raised nearly $21,000 for the Annual Fund. Funds received are pledged to support student grants and scholarships.
“This is the third year in a row we have sold out our golf tournament,” said Tom Sibal, Associate Director of Institutional Advancement and organizer of the tournament. “It’s great to see all the businesses and individuals who realize what a true community asset Ancilla College is by coming out and playing golf with us. The show of support is truly humbling. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.”
Those who attended were treated to a dinner and had the opportunity to bid on various items, including Notre Dame football tickets.
There were also a number raffle items that were given away over the course of the day, and everyone took home a door prize thanks to the generous donations of dozens of area businesses. In all, over $10,000 donated by 79 area businesses and individuals were auctioned off or given away.
“Once again individuals, businesses and many friends of Ancilla College stepped forward to support our annual golf outing,” said Ancilla College President Dr. Ron May. “Through the generosity of everyone countless students will benefit through the financial aid the students receive. Lives will be changed. Thanks to everyone.”
Contributing sponsors included First Source Bank, Beacon Credit Union, Fiduciary Management, Inc., Lake City Bank, President’s Team, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Starke County Economic Development Foundation and Town and County Press. Christo’s Banquet Center provided lunch for all involved.
The team of Cliff Myers, Terri Myers, Justin Murphy and Lynn Hartman took home the top team honors with a score of 55.
“The tournament couldn’t have run any smoother,” said Tim Burkhart, Golf Professional and General Manager of Plymouth Country Club. “The Ancilla College committee was very well organized. It was a pleasure to be able to host the Ancilla golf tournament here. We had a great time and we look forward to hosting it in the years to come.”