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BBC&S Raises Over $160,000 at First Golf-a-thon
Over thirty golfer-caddy teams showed up to Tee It Up for Students on Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Stone Hedge Golf Course near Tunkhannock, PA, in an effort to raise money that directly benefits students preparing for ministry at Baptist Bible College, Graduate School, and Seminary. In the first year of what is to become an annual event, participants, students, and staff raised over $160,000. "The Golf-a-thon is a great opportunity for a lot of different people to contribute to the raising up of God's leaders, and it is a really unique and fun way to spend a day for a great cause—the students at BBC," said Shane Miller, Resident Director in Ridley Dorm.
Golfers braved sun, wind, rain, sleet, and hail to bring in money for students but enjoyed their day out on the course. "The best part of the Golf-a-thon besides seeing God bless with major financial support was the fun on the course. I have never had more fun on a golf course!" said Matt Pollock, Dean of Men.
The day began with breakfast at 6:30 a.m. followed by a day of golfing and fellowship. The highlight of the day was President Jim Jeffery and his caddy shooting over 250 holes. Shane Miller and Matt Pollock were close behind with 232 holes. "My body feels every single one," joked Shane.
Why did Pollock and Miller choose to participate in the Golf-a-thon? "I knew I could contribute to enable students to study and prepare to be the next leaders in God's Church. I would like to be able to help each student financially, but since I can't do that directly, this opportunity allowed me to help in a small way," said Shane. Dean Pollock added, "I was convinced God was doing something BIG! When given the opportunity to be a part of that, how could I pass it up?"
Posted on: 5/3/2005 3:10:20 PM