KCC Foundation’s 22nd annual Bruin Scholarship Open to be held Sept. 6

A group photo of KCC staff and Bruin Open volunteers holding a Bruin Scholarship Open banner between the reflecting pools on campus.

The Kellogg Community College Foundation’s annual Bruin Scholarship Open golf outing to raise money for student scholarships will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, at Binder Park Golf Course.

Celebrating its 22nd year, the Bruin Scholarship Open is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation and has raised nearly $1.2 million over the past 21 years. The 2019 goal is to raise $100,000 to support the opportunity for students to achieve their educational goals.

“The Bruin Scholarship Open continues to be a major event for Kellogg Community College in its effort to provide scholarship assistance to students pursuing their educational goals,” 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 in this year’s event, which will include:

  • An 18-hole scramble
  • A prize raffle and a 50-50 raffle
  • A new Bruin Golf Ball Drop
  • Special hole contests
  • Activities and games including a putting contest sponsored by Southern Michigan Bank & Trust and three Hole-In-One chances courtesy of Heritage Chevrolet
  • Lunch by Panera Bread Battle Creek, custard from Culver’s and dinner by C2 Catering

The event is coordinated by more than 70 KCC staff, retirees and volunteers and more than three dozen KCC scholarship recipients and student-athletes.

The 2019 Bruin Scholarship Open is being presented by IBEW Local 445 including Current Electric, Motor Shop Electrical Construction, Shouldice Electrical and Union Electric. Other major sponsors are GDI Services, Laborers’ Local 355, Schweitzer, Walbridge, Schroeder DeGraw, Battle Creek Community Foundation, Battle Creek Glass Works, Buffalo Wild Wings Battle Creek, C2 Catering, Cook/Jackson Company, CSE Morse, Eckert Wordell Engineering, Eisele Family Foundation, Hub International Midwest – John Avery, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 1M, Jbara and Rogers Financial Management Group at Morgan Stanley, Mathison/Mathison Architects, Plante Moran,Southern Michigan Bank & Trust, Trane West Michigan, UAW Region 1-D, Union Electric and Heritage Chevrolet.

The KCC Foundation also thanks Allied Eagle Supply, the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, Binder Park Zoo, BlueOx Credit Union, BluFish Consulting, Canteen Services, Cereal City Sunrise Rotary Club, Chemical Bank, CTI Mechanical, CTS Telecom, Duncan Aviation, Eaton, Eisele Family Foundation, Fifth Third Securities, FireKeepers Casino Hotel, FlexFab, Horizons International, Gallagher Benefit Services, HomeCare Transitions, Hunter-Prell, LifeCare Ambulance, Mall City Mechanical, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, Otis Elevator, Post Consumer Brands, Rehmann, Sheet Metal Workers Local 7, Southwest Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council, W. Soule, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Local 525, BAC2-MCE Cooperation and Education Trust Fund, Bendzinski & Company Municipal Financial Advisors, Bracy & Jahr, Graphix 2 Go, Hilltop Securities, Marshall Community Credit Union, Miller Foundation, Oaklawn Hospital, Dr. Paul and Sharon Ohm, Pastrami Joe’s Deli, Pepsi, Real Estate One Rosemary Davis Realtors, Simonds Wealth Advisors of Hilliard Lyons – A Baird Company, U.A. of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333, Atlas Sales, Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 2, Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers Local Union 25, Bronson Battle Creek, Calhoun County Commissioner Kathy-Sue Vette, DK Security, Edward Jones – David Hoppe, Fisher, Spiegel Kunkle & Gerber – Chad Smith, Greenscape Services, Hoekstra Roofing Company, Holtyn & Associates, Hoffman Bros., Hunter-Prell, Impact Solutions, Dr. Lynne Haley, Insulators Local 47, Olivet College RN-BSN Program, Omni Community Credit Union, PFM Asset Management – Michael Barry, Redman Agency/Meemic Insurance, Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub, Workers Local, Siena Heights University, South Central Michigan AFL-CIO, State Farm – John Chmiel, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, Cereal City Advertising, Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic, Sam and Teresa Durham, Eugene and Alice Hamaker, HelpNet Employee Assistance Program, Jack Pearl’s Team Sports, Dr. Kay and John Keck, Robert Mann, Mark and Janet O’Connell, Dr. Paul and Jennifer Watson, Maggie and Mike Beckwith, Circa 6 Salon – Tom Carpenter, Dr. John Dilworth, Joseph and Lisa Lopez, Chris VandenBerg, Binder Park Golf Course, Culver’s, Panera Bread Company Battle Creek, Sweetwater’s Donut Mill, Battle Creek Field of Flight, Best Buy Battle Creek, Blue Stem, Bosker Brick Company, Grand River Brewery, Gull Lake View Golf Resort, KCC, KCC Executive Leadership, KCC Foundation, King Jewelers, Louie’s Bakery, Lowe’s Battle Creek, Mega Bev, Panera Bread Company, Dr. John J. H. Schwarz, Richard and Kelli Scott, Zarzuela, Post Balloon Club and Recognition, Inc.

The Bruin Golf Ball Drop raffle tickets sales are open to the public. Individuals who would like to participate can purchase a raffle ticket online at www.kellogg.edu/foundation/events for a chance to win. Golf balls coordinated with each ticket number will be dropped from a hot air balloon at approximately 4 p.m. the day of the event, and the three balls that land closest to the target will win $500, $250 or $125.

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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