Golf Outing Raises More Than $20,000 For Scholarships
Lincoln College Annual Golf Outing for Scholarship Raises Funds for Athletic Scholarships

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[August 11, 2017]  LINCOLN - More than $20,000 was raised for athletic scholarships at Lincoln College at the 16th annual Golf Outing for Scholarship. The event was held Friday, July 28, at the Lincoln Elks Country Club. Proceeds from this annual event are added to the Allen Pickering Athletic Scholarship Endowment Fund which has grown to more than $200,000. Every sport at Lincoln College has the ability to award student athletes a stipend from the endowment.

“These scholarships are essential to attracting and retaining the high quality student athletes that Lincoln College is known for,” said Dave Klemm, co-chair of the event and Athletic Director at Lincoln College. “Our students are true scholar-athletes – this year we had 37 athletes named Academic All-Americans and our women’s softball team was named the top academic team in the nation. Many of our student athletes were at the event and got to meet and thank those who participated.”

This year 288 golfers participated in the event which was the highest number of participants to date. The winners of this year’s Corporate Cup were from Graue Chevrolet. The Graue foursome turned in a score of 57. The Elliott foursome, including LC alums Tye and Brett Elliott, recorded a 58 to win the age 200 and over group. In the under 200 group, the Knights Action Park foursome turned in the lowest score of the day with a 54.

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Allen Pickering (left) with Lincoln College president David Gelhbach at the 2017 Golf Outing for Scholarship held on July 28th.

“We can’t thank our sponsors and participants enough,” said Rick Samuels, co-chair of the event and Senior Development Officer for Lincoln College. “The event sold out well in advance and we were able to fill every one of our sponsorship opportunities, thanks to the strong support of the local business community. I especially want to thank Country Financial for serving as the overall event sponsor.”

In addition to Country Financial, major sponsors of the event included Core Construction, State Bank of Lincoln, Par Golf Supply, Sysco, Town and Country Bank, Cavallo Bus Lines, and Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Next year’s outing is scheduled for July 27, 2018.

[Mark Tippett]

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