Special spring event boosts student scholarships

Special spring event boosts student scholarships

President's Golf Classic
Donors, alumni, trustees, and community leaders raised funds for Baptist Bible College & Seminary student scholarships during a special spring golf event, bringing the six-year total for the annual event to nearly $700,000.

The President's Golf Classic, held on May 24 at the Glen Oak Country Club in Waverly, PA, included participation by 74 golfers.

The money raised plays an important role in keeping higher education accessible. BBC&S cuts the cost of tuition by several thousand dollars each year through such fundraising efforts.

Golfers connected with corporate sponsors, who partnered to raise funds for students. On course skill contests offered the participants a special experience on the greens.

"It's a great event with good comradery," said Carl Danzig, Coach of the University of Scranton's men's basketball team. "I really enjoyed the course. This is a well-run event."

Watch a video, see pictures and check out the business sponsors who made the event possible at

President's Golf Classic
A Special Day
The day began at Glen Oak at 10 a.m., with registration and golfer gifts. A catered lunch was served at 11 a.m., and golf began with a shotgun start at noon.

Golf was followed by an awards dinner. On-course and team awards were presented along with 17 drawing prizes including a 40 inch flat-panel television, an iPod touch, a digital camera, a digital photo frame, Blu-ray disc players, and many other items.

"It's for a great cause," said Adam Purdy of Purdy Insurance in Sunbury, PA. "I enjoy the tournament. It's a good way to give something back, and to help students."

Golfer awards given were:
First Flight
First Place: Josh Epstein, David Epstein, Ron Paull, and Joel Nietz
Second Place: John McFarlane, Skeeter Matthewson, John Warnken, and Jim Seidel

Second Flight
First Place: Don E. Rhoten, Don K. Rhoten, Jon Konzelman, and Bob Allen
Second Place: Tony Laughter, Trip Crowley, Kevin Mitchell, and Justin Cook

Closest to the Pin: Hole 4 - John Fritch
Closest to the Pin: Hole 17 - Tony Laughter
Longest Drive: Jim Seidel

Contributions for student scholarships can be made online at

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students learn to serve and lead as they gain critical leadership and life skills. To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 5/28/2010 10:15:42 AM

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