Homer K. Ball Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Slated for Friday, June 12

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 29 2009

CONTACT: Anita Moody, Director, Public Relations/Marketing
1-304-384-5288, news@concord.edu

Homer K. Ball Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Slated for Friday, June 12

Athens, W.Va. – Concord University will host its 21st annual Homer K. Ball Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament at the 18-hole course at Pipestem Resort State Park in Summers County.

Ball, a long-time employee and supporter of Concord, played his last round in the 2008 tournament, with event organizers honoring his service and contributions to Concord by renaming the event in his memory. A 1948 Concord graduate, former sheriff of Mercer County and retired director of the physical plant at Concord, Ball also served as a senator in the West Virginia legislature.

“My father was very dedicated to Concord not only because he was employed there but also because he wanted to ensure that students have an opportunity to go there,” Phillip Ball, son of the late Homer Ball, said. “This tournament has done exactly what he intended it to do—providing students an opportunity to receive an education through Concord.”

Tee time is set for 8:30 a.m., Friday, June 12 and a luncheon will follow immediately after in the picnic shelter below the golf course parking lot. The cost is $125 per person, which includes lunch, green fees, cart, and tournament souvenirs. Drawings include a chance to win a week’s stay at Oak Island, N.C., as well as other great prizes. Murphy Insurance will be providing a cash prize of $15,000 to the first hole-in-one on the eighth hole. (The prize was last awarded in 2003 when WOAY Meteorologist Darren Stack won $15,000.)

Proceeds go to the Homer K. Ball Scholarship Fund held by the Concord University Foundation. Throughout the years, the tournament has raised over $200,000 and funded around 800 scholarships. Last year alone, 76 people participated and raised a total of $15,000.

Awards will go to the first and second place winners of the men’s and women’s teams. Awards will also be given to the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin.

Those interested in either participating or sponsorship opportunities may contact Sherry Brogan at 304-384-5358 or brogans@concord.edu.


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.
Andrea Meador, a sophomore majoring in public relations wrote this news release. Her hometown is Ghent.