18th Annual Scholarship Golf Tourney to be Friday, June 9th

For Immediate Release: 
May 29 2006

18th Annual Scholarship Golf Tourney to be Friday, June 9th

Athens, W.Va. – The 18th annual Concord University Foundation / Homer K. Ball Scholarship Golf Tournament will be played on Friday, June 9 at Pipestem Resort State Park.

The Captain's Choice tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on the 18-hole course at Pipestem. Awards will be given for first, second and third place among men's and women's teams. Prizes will also be given for longest drive and closest to the pin.

Murphy Insurance will be providing a cash prize of $15,000 to the first hole-in-one on the eighth hole.

The grand prize is a weekend for two at The Greenbrier luxury resort. The winner will be chosen by a drawing at the lunch immediately following the tournament. Drawings will also be held for numerous other prizes and golf outings.

The Golf Tournament, which was launched in 1988, is sponsored by the Concord University Foundation and has provided scholarship support for Concord students since 1966. Concord's scholarship program ranks among the best in West Virginia's public colleges and non-research universities. Proceeds will support the University's Advanced Placement Scholarship Fund.

The cost is $125 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch, greens fees, cart, and tournament souvenirs.

Committee members for the tournament are: Homer Ball, chair, from Athens, Bill Baker from Daniels, Sherry Brogan from Athens, Dale Carter from Athens, Tom Giffin from Bluefield, Bart Harvey from Bluefield, Charlie Mathena from Princeton, James "Dobber" McCabe from Princeton, Cecil Smith from Bluefield, Wanda White from Princeton and Frank Wilkinson from Bluefield.

For entry information, contact Sherry Brogan at 1-304-384-5358 or brogans@concord.edu by June 2, 2006.


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: In 1991, the Concord University Foundation recognized Homer K. Ball by adding his name to the golf tournament's title. Ball is a 1948 Concord graduate, former sheriff of Mercer County, and retired director of the physical plant at Concord—as well as an avid golfer. He recently served as a West Virginia State Senator, representing the 10th district. When not volunteering for Habitat for Humanity or his church, you're likely to find him on the Pipestem course.

In 2003, WOAY Meteorologist Darren Stack won the $15,000 hole-in-one prize. Stack played with three associates from WOAY, Tim Naylor, Chris Hughes and Leigh Kjekstad.

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.