The Kellogg Community College Foundation’s annual Bruin Scholarship Open golf outing to raise money for student scholarships will be held on Friday, Sept. 9.
The annual event – beginning this year with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at Binder Park Golf Course in Battle Creek – is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation and has raised nearly $900,000 over the past 18 years. In 2016, the KCC Foundation raised a record amount of $95,000 through the event, enough to pay for approximately 32 student scholarships.
“The Bruin Scholarship Open continues to be a key contributor to the educational enrichment of this community,” said Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation. “The many golfers, sponsors and dedicated staff, scholarship recipients and athletes who help make this event such a huge success year after year demonstrate time and again their commitment to education and student success in the classroom, and we’re grateful for such strong community support.”
A full roster of 60 teams is expected to participate and more than 120 sponsors will be represented in the Bruin Open this year, which will include an 18-hole scramble, prize raffle, 50-50 raffle, special hole contests, music, lunch and dinner. The event will be coordinated by more than 50 members of KCC’s staff and more than three dozen KCC student-athlete volunteers.
The College celebrates 60 years of service this year, which will be reflected though special 60th anniversary features added to the day’s activities.
As of Aug. 15, sponsors and contributors for the 2016 Bruin Open include Heritage Chevrolet for the three hole-in-one contests; Allied Eagle Supply Company; Autocam; BAC Local #2 of MI; Ballard Benefit Works; Battle Creek Community Foundation; Battle Creek Enquirer; Battle Creek Glass Works, Inc.; Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic; Bendzinski & Co.; Best Buy; Binder Park Golf Course; BlueOx Credit Union; BluFish Consulting, LLC; BrightView Landscape Services; Bronson Battle Creek; Canteen; Carpenters Local 525; Cereal City Advertising; Chemical Bank; Continental Pastries & Deli; Controlled Systems Technology; Cook/Jackson Company; CSE Morse; CTI Mechanical Contractors; CTS Telecom; Current Electric; Shari Deevers; DK Security; Duncan Aviation; Eaton; Eisele Family; Fifth Third Securities; Flagstar Bank; FlexFab; Roberta Gagnon; GDI Omni; Graphix2Go; Reba Harrington; Hoekstra Roofing Company; Hoffman Brothers; Holtyn & Associates, LLC; Hub International/John Avery; Hunter-Prell Co.; IBEW; Jack Pearl’s Team Sports; Knight Watch; Laborer’s Local 355; LifeCare Ambulance Service; Malia’s Mediterranean Bistro; Marshall Community Credit Union; MarxModa; MC Sports; Colin McCaleb; Charlotte McIvor; Gene McKay; Midwest Communication Services; Miller Canfield; Kim Montney; Motor Shop Electrical Construction; Sen. Mike Nofs; Oaklawn Hospital; Omni Community Credit Union; Otis Elevator; Painters District Council 1M; Panera Bread; Pastrami Joe’s Deli; Pepsi; Plante & Moran, PLLC; PNC Bank; Post Consumers Brand; Redman/Meemic Insurance; Pollis Robertson; Rosemary Davis, Realtors; Schroeder & DeGraw PLLC; Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub; Schweitzer, Inc.; Shouldice Electric; Siena Heights University; Tim Sleevi; South-Central Michigan AFL-CIO; Southern Michigan Bank & Trust; Southwest Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council; Standard Printing & Office Supply; State Farm – Tal Gearhart Agency; Strong Products, LLC; Sweetwater’s Donut Mill; Townsquare Media; Trane West Michigan; Tree House Private Brands; U.A. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333; Union Electric Inc.; Walbridge; Ken Weimer; and Worgess Insurance Agency.
For more information about the Bruin Scholarship Open, the KCC Foundation or to donate to student scholarships online, visit www.kellogg.edu/foundation.
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