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Question: What do N.C. State, Campbell University, Mount Olive College, Appalachian State, ECU and Coastal Carolina all have in common?
Answer: First Tee graduates with scholarships from The First Tee of Brunswick County, courtesy of past contributions to its annual Golf Ball.
One of the benefits of participation in The First Tee of Brunswick County is the availability of scholarship support to deserving participants. Last year TFTBC awarded stipends to Greg Hensley, Harrison Taylor, Holden Patterson, Tim Bringard and Wade Currie. Each of them had been selected for national First Tee recognition and honors during his years with TFTBC.
This past semester, Taylor was studying engineering, Currie is studying finance, and Hensley, Bringard and Patterson are in the professional golf management programs at their respective colleges. They joined three previous scholarship awardees and all of them embody The First Tee’s Nine Core Values taught by our coaches and volunteers.
Their stories are representative of how TFTBC has touched their lives of thousands of Brunswick County youth since its inception six years ago.
“Community fundraising like the Golf Ball are the financial lifeline not only for scholarships but for all of our programming,” said Rebecca Albin, TFTBC executive director. “Because of the generosity of last year’s attendees, all five of our graduating seniors received scholarship support and this year we want to do it again for the 2013 grads.”
At this year’s event, participants will have the opportunity to help provide these scholarships and meet past recipients at the Golf Ball fundraiser slated
Feb. 16 at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply. All proceeds from this event go to the TFTBC Scholarship Fund.
The Golf Ball, an optional black tie event, features the music of the Magic Pipers from Raleigh. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, dinner (with complimentary wine) at 6:15 p.m. followed by dancing at 7:30 p.m. A silent auction will be featured throughout the event.
To sign up for the event, go on-line to the TFTBC website, www.thefirstteebrunswickcounty.org or call 754-5288.