Homer Ball Golf Tourney Continues to Fund Scholarships at Concord

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 08 2006

Homer Ball Golf Tourney Continues to Fund Scholarships at Concord

Athens, W.Va. - The annual Homer Ball Golf Tournament commenced at 8:30 a.m. at Pipestem State Resort Park. Concord University stalwart, Homer Ball, directed more than 70 participants in the Captain’s Choice tournament.

This year’s tournament provided about $13,000 in scholarship support through the Concord University Foundation.

Winning first place with a score of 58 in the men’s division were Tom Pennington, Bob Neff, Mike Sheets and Chad Sheets. First Citizens Bank in Lewisburg sponsored them. Winning second place with a score of 61 in the men’s division were Jim White, Mike Ramey, Chris Palushin and Keith Schleicher.

Bill Hopkins with First Community Bank won the grand prize at the tournament, a two-night and three-day stay for two persons at The Greenbrier. Gary Bowan won second prize, four rounds of golf at the Stonewall Resort and Philip Ball won third prize, a round of golf at the Pete Dye Golf Club.

Other businesses and organizations that sponsored the event included Bart Harvey; Smith, Lilly & Ball, Attorneys; Doug Machesney; First Community Bank; Al Modena; Dale Carter, Century21; John P. McCabe; Forrest Roles; Andy Clark; Douglas Sporting Goods; White & Henderson, Attorneys at Law; New Peoples Bank; Stafford Consultants; Service Cleaners; Princeton Memorial Hospital Company; and Brown & Levicoff.

Benefactors included Aramark Food Services, The Greenbrier, The Charles T. “Chuck” Mathena Foundation, First Century Bank, Murphy Insurance and Central Printing.

Companies or businesses that provided gifts included: Cacapon Resort State Park; Twin Falls State Park; Fountain Springs; Brogan’s Longshot; First Community Bank; Norfolk Southern/Pocahontas Land; Dale and Donna Carter, Meadow View Farms; Aramark; and the Office of Admissions, the Bookstore and the Athletic Department at Concord University.

Those participating, listed in foursomes, included: Kenny Osborne, Don Christie, John Spencer and Steve Cox; Don Price, Robert Uber, Larry Uber and Gary Uber; Mike Sheets, Tom Pennington, Chad Sheets and Bob Neff sponsored by First Citizens Bank in Lewisburg; Danny Bolton, Fred Bolton, Jeff Bolton and David Bolton sponsored by West Virginia Pipeline; Keith Schleicher, Chris Palushin, Jim White and Mike Ramey; Ted Boggess, Timm Boggess, Bruce Baile and Chris Canterbury; Dave Klingensmith, Walt Klingensmith, Charlie Peters and Bob Brown; Philip Ball, Greg Ball, James “Dobber” McCabe and Marshall Campbell; Tom Giffen, Dale Carter, Philip Sparks and Bruce Sparks; Roger Topping, Keith Buchanan and Jim Topping sponsored by New River Health Care; Mike Keatley, Zeeshawn Siddique, Pat McCabe and Scott Richmond sponsored by The Greenbrier; Gary Bowen II, Gary Bowen, Bill Heflin and Jerry Harman sponsored by Gmax, Inc.; Bob Shumacher, John Johnson, Charlie Mathena and John Mendez sponsored by Memorial Funeral Directory; John Barry, Jay McClung, Roger Winter and Stan Johnson sponsored by BB&T; Paul Justin, Randy Keaton, John Ferguson and Brian Ellis sponsored by Aramark; Gary Mills, Bill Hopkins, Eric Hopkins and Robert Edwards sponsored by First Community Bank; Jason Farmer, Mike Scott, Bill Albert and Ronnie Hypes sponsored by First Century Bank; Doug Evans, Larry Ratliff, Rob Wilmink and Bill Evans sponsored by BB&T; and Tim Arnold, Ken Collis, Hoppy Horn and Sam Christie sponsored by MCNB.

Monica Muncy from Princeton, a volunteer with AmeriCorps and the CCC (Civilian Community Corporation), helped at the tournament. Youth between the ages of 18 to 24 may volunteer for a 10-month stint of community service and disaster relief with the service organization.

For information on attending Concord call 1-888-384-5249 or 1-304-384-5248 or e-mail admissions@concord.edu.


PHOTO: Homer Ball, avid golfer and supporter of Concord University

PHOTO: Bill Hopkins with First Community Bank wins the grand prize at the tournament, a two-night and three-day stay for two at The Greenbrier.