Golf scramble pads scholarship funds
Between entry fees, sponsorships and some friendly wagering, a golf tournament last week in Basehor raised $7,650 for college scholarships, organizers said.
Last Wednesday, 60 players representing 15 four-man teams played in an 18-hole scramble at Falcon Lakes. The Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation, in cooperation with the Basehor Chamber of Commerce, sponsored the event.
Overall, the tournament raised $14,431, but $4,499 was paid to Falcon Lakes for greens fees and catering lunch, another $630 paid for signage and $1,650 was given away in cash or gift certificates.
First and second place teams in the two divisions received $400 and $300 cash, respectively, while third place teams received $240 in gift certificates from the pro shop at Falcon Lakes.
A winner take all putting contest was also held in which the top prize was $250.
Don Swartz, a tournament organizer, said the great weather provided the break drop for a good tournament Wednesday. He also said the tournament could become an annual event and that more than one could take place per year.
The next tournament will most likely be scheduled for a day that would accommodate the schedules of teachers and other school district employees, Swartz said.
The education foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that raises funds for educational programs not ordinarily funded by the school district such as college scholarships, teacher grants (see related story, page 6A) or seed money to develop new curriculum.
Money garnered from the tournament is earmarked specifically for helping pay for college scholarships for graduating Basehor-Linwood High School seniors.