The Kellogg Community College Foundation’s annual Bruin Scholarship Open golf outing to raise money for student scholarships will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, at Binder Park Golf Course.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Bruin Scholarship Open is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation and has raised nearly $1 million over the past 19 years. In 2016, the KCC Foundation raised a record amount of $100,000 through the event to support the opportunity for students to achieve their educational goals.
“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, retirees, volunteers, 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 will be participating and 138 sponsors and contributors will be represented in the Bruin Scholarship Open this year, which will include an 18-hole scramble, prize raffle, 50-50 raffle, special hole contests, activities and games, putting contest, three hole-in-one chances courtesy of Heritage Chevrolet, music by Minor Element, chair massage by Ticia Kimble of Jessica’s Salon & Spa, lunch and dinner. The event is coordinated by more than 70 KCC staff, retirees and volunteers and more than three dozen KCC honors students and athletes.
The 2017 Scholarship Open is being presented by the following Champion Sponsors: Laborers’ Local 355 and IBEW Local 445 including Current Electric, Motor Shop Electrical Construction, Shouldice Electrical and Union Electric. Other major sponsors are Ballard Benefit Works, Battle Creek Community Foundation, Battle Creek Glass Works, Bendzinski & Company, Colin McCaleb, Continental Pastries and Deli, Cook-Jackson Company, E2W Engineering, Eisele Family Foundation, Firekeepers Casino Hotel, GDI Omni, Heritage Chevrolet, Hub International Midwest – John Avery, Mathison/Mathison Architects, Midwest Communication Services, Plante Moran, Schroeder DeGraw PLLC, Schweitzer, Southern Michigan Bank & Trust, Strong Products, The Melges Group of Raymond James, Trane West Michigan, UAW Region 1-D, Walbridge.
The KCC Foundation also thanks: Allied Eagle Supply, Atlas Sales, Auto Cam – NN, Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic, Best Buy, Binder Park Golf Course, BlueOx Credit Union, BluFish Consulting, Bob Odgen, Bosker Brick Company, Bracy & Jahr, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 2, Bridge Structural Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 25, BrightView Landscape, Bronson Battle Creek, Calhoun County Commissioner Kathy-Sue Vette, Canteen Services, Carpenters Local 525, Cereal City Advertising, Cereal City Sunrise Rotary Club, Chemical Bank, Chris and JoAnne Miller, Circa 6 Salon-Tom Carpenter, Citizens Supporting Mike Nofs, CSE Morse, CTI Mechanical, CTS Telecom, Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic, DK Security, Dr. Dennis Bona, Dr. John J.H. Schwarz, Dr. Paul and Sharon Ohm, Eaton, Edward Jones – Dave Hoppe, Edward Smith, Fifth Third Securities, Fisher, Spiegel Kunkle Gerber – Chad Smith, Flagstar Bank, FlexFab Horizons International, Gene McKay III, Gordon Food Service, Graphix2Go, Gull Lake View Golf Resort, Harbour View Inn, HelpNet Employee Assistance Program, Herman Miller, Hoekstra Roofing Company, Hoffman Bros., Holtyn & Associates, Hunter-Prell, In Memory of Kathy Tarr who loved the Bruin Open, International Union of Painters and Allied District Council 1M, Jack Pearl’s Team Sports, Joe Orlin, John & Kay Keck, Ken Weimer, Kevin & Karen Rabineau, Kim Montney, Knight Watch, Lewis Paper, King Jewelers, LifeCare Ambulance Service, Lowe’s, Mark and Janet O’Connell, Marshall Community Credit Union, MarxModa, Matt Gaffner, Mike and Maggie Beckwith, Mike Lemon, Miller Foundation, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, Oaklawn Hospital, Omni Community Credit Union, Operating Engineers 324 LMEC, Otis Elevator, Panera Bread Company, Party Time Tents & More, Pastrami Joe’s Deli, Pepsi, PNC Bank, Pollis Robertson, Post Consumers Brand, Redman Agency/Meemic Insurance, Robert Mann, Rosemary Davis Realtors, Rotary Club of Albion, Sam and Teresa Durham, Sam’s Club, Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub, Sheet Metal Workers Local 7, Siena Heights University, South Central Michigan AFL-CIO, Southwest Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council, State Farm – John Chmiel, Sweetwater’s Donut Mill, Tenneco, The Simonds Team of Hilliard Lyons, TRMI, U.A. of Plumbers & Pipefitters’ Local 333, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, W Soule, Walmart, Walt Disney World Company, Worthington Photography & Video, Yelton Manor B & B.
For more information about the Bruin Scholarship Open, the KCC Foundation or to donate to student scholarships online, visit www.kellogg.edu/foundation.