Successful Golf Classic adds scholarships for students

Successful Golf Classic adds scholarships for students

Friends, donors, and trustees of BBC&S strongly supported students at the annual President's Golf Classic, with more than 80 golfers participating in the May 23 event at Glen Oak Country Club in Waverly, PA.

The President's Golf Classic, held annually in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the Michigan President's Golf Classic - this year set for September 12 in Grand Rapids, MI - have together raised more than $800,000 for scholarships since 2005.

Golf Classic"This event is a great way to spend time with friends, enjoy a beautiful golf course, and accomplish the purpose of raising funds for BBC&S student scholarships." said President Jim Jeffery. "We can have a lot of fun and change the world at the same time."`

Golfers at Glen Oak joined with 34 business sponsors in raising nearly $70,000 for student scholarships. 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.

See pictures and a list of business sponsors at

A special day
Golfers enjoyed the day at Glen Oak, which opened in 1953 and features five tees at each hole.

The day included a putting contest, awards, and prize drawings.

"I get a lot of satisfaction out of the day because we have a full field of golfers, and the reason they are here is to generate a lot of scholarship money for students," said Michael Duricko, Senior Vice President of Pennstar Bank in Scranton. "It is an enjoyable day; there is great camaraderie. You meet people you already know and also people you don't."

Awards given included:
Championship Flight:
First Place - Brett Gauntlett, Frank Lisk, and Vic Merrill
Second Place - Josh Epstein, David Epstein, Ron Paull, and Bob Koehler

First Flight:
First Place - Mike Show, Andy Ashby, Mike Miller, and Jerry Fives
Second Place - Bob Allen, Jon Konzelman, Bob Mallery, and Joel Nietz

Closest to the Pin - Tom Gauntlett (Hole 4) and Pat McMahon (Hole 17)

Longest Drive - Jerry Fives

More golf ahead in Michigan
The Michigan President's Golf Classic event is Monday, September 12. Registration and other details are online at

The Michigan event features special speaker Frank Tanana, a Detroit native whose major league baseball career spanned 21 seasons. A Christian who enjoys sharing his faith and experiences, Tanana's eight seasons with the Tigers included pitching Detroit to a 1-0, division-clinching win over the Toronto Blue Jays on the last day of the 1987 season.

For those not golfing, contributions for student scholarships can be made anytime online at

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 5/26/2011 11:37:09 AM

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