16th Annual Homer Ball Golf Tourney—Students Win From Players Drives

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 10 2004

16th Annual Homer Ball Golf Tourney—Students Win From Players Drives

Athens, W.Va. - Almost 100 golfers participated in the 16th annual Concord College Foundation / Homer K. Ball Scholarship Golf Tournament at Pipestem Resort State Park, Friday, June 11, 2004. The benefit tourney raised more than $11,000 for scholarships at Concord College.

The Golf Tournament is sponsored by the Concord College Foundation, which has provided scholarship support for Concord since 1966. Concord’s scholarship program ranks among the best in West Virginia’s public colleges.

Bill Baker, executive director for the Jobs Foundation said that, “The money from this golf tournament goes toward academic scholarships and it is important to support the college. Concord does an outstanding job of providing scholarships.”

“Concord is a good place to start your life!” noted Buck Parker with State Farm Insurance.

Bruce Williams, a retired businessman and former state senator said, “You want to support the school that was so good to you in your life.”

Committee members for the tournament included: Chairman Homer Ball and Sherry Brogan from Athens, W.Va.; Bart Harvey, Cecil Smith and Frank Wilkinson from Bluefield, W.Va.; Bill Baker from Daniels, W.Va.; Ken Collis, James (Dobber) McCabe, Charlie Mathena and Wanda White from Princeton, W.Va.

Rich Lowery with Murphy Insurance from Princeton sponsored a hole-in-one on the eighth hole with a $15,000 cash prize.

Hole sponsors were: Andy Clark Ford, The Dean Company, First Century Bank, Bart Harvey, Kitts Tire Service, Lloyd Jackson, John McCabe, New Peoples Bank, Princeton Health Care, Service Cleaners, Smith, Lilly and Ball, Stafford Consultants, Dr. James Allen White and Willis Chiropractic.

Benefactors were: Acordia, Aramark Dining Services, Central Printing, Charles T. "Chuck" Mathena Foundation and Murphy Insurance.

Door prizes were given away at a picnic held after the tournament.

The Greenbrier provided the grand prize of a two-day stay for two at the four-star resort. Terry Hughes from Princeton was the winner.

Gifts were donated by: AAA of Bluefield, Allen’s Supermarket, Bill Anderson, Applebee’s Restaurant, Aramark Dining Services, BB&T, Belk, Bluefield Orioles Baseball Team, The Briarpatch, James Brogan Long Shot, Inc., Castlerock Golf Club, Concord Athletics, Concord Book Store, Concord Entrepreneurial Studies Program, Cracker Barrel, Douglas Sporting Goods, First Community Bank, Fountain Springs, Joe Friedl, Glade Springs, The Greenbrier, H&S Sporting Goods, Norfolk Southern, Palmer Signature Course at Stonewall Resort, Pepsi, Pete Dye Golf Course, Pipestem State Park, Princeton Devil Rays Baseball Team, Texas Steakhouse, Twin Falls State Park and Wal-mart.

Low scores were: Don Meadows, Rick White, Josh Petrunger, Brian Songer, 29-28-57; and Tom Pennington, Bob Neff, Mike Sheets, Chad Smith, 29-28-57.

Scores for the remaining foursomes were: Homer Ball, Greg Ball, Philip Ball, Michael Campbell, 32-33-65; John Ferguson, Randy Keaton, Chris Kramer, Terry Moulder, 33-31-64; Jay McClung, Bruce Leckie, John Berry, Roger Kerr, 32-36-68; Jim White, Mike Ramey, Keith Schleicher, Chris Plaushin, 33-29-62; John Beckett, Bill Albert, Ronnie Hypes, Randy Price, 32-36-68; Bill Baker, Buck Parker, Bruce Williams, Mike Slater, 31-32-63; Tim Arnold, Ken Collis, Sam Christie, Mark Jones, 34-36-70; Susan Faulkner, Debbie Hart, Debbie Kitts, Linda Taylor, 35-35-70; Bruce Sparks, Philip Sparks, Tom Giffen, Ward Perry, 32-34-66; Ted Boggess, Todd Boggess, Timm Boggess, Chris Canterbury, 33-33-66; Todd Robinson, Fred Tipper, John Long, Leon Cooper, 33-33-66; Bill Hopkins, Eric Hopkins, Terry Hughes, Gary Mills, 37-37-74; Dr. Jim Miller, Mike Ankrum, Jim Vargo, Matt Ankrum, 32-33-65; Roger Topping, Jim Topping, Patrick Smith, Keith Buchanan, 32-34-66; Charlie Peters, Kevin O’Sullivan, Dave Klingensmith, Dobber McCabe, 35-38-73; Bill Seaver, Bill Draper, Dale Carter, Danny Taylor, 31-35-66; Fritz Bugas, Pat McCabe, Craig Brown, Scott Richmond, 32-31-63; John Groseclose, John Mendez, Scott Dempsey, Jim Miller, 38-40-78; Roger Phipps, C.W. Pace, Richard Michael, Kevin Worley, score not available; and Jason Lunsford, Terry Scott, George Keatley, David Bard, score not available.

For information about providing scholarship to students, please call 1-304-384-5317 or e-mail foundation@concord.edu.


NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos from the event are located at:

www.concord.edu, click on “News & Events” then “Events”