Plans for the Kellogg Community College Foundation 2014 Bruin Scholarship Open are in full swing, with 60 teams and nearly 100 sponsors scheduled to be represented at Binder Park Golf Course during the fundraiser tournament on Sept. 5.
Over the past 16 years, the Bruin Open has raised more than $700,000 for student scholarships. This year’s event is highlighted by the establishment of the Bruin Champion sponsor level thanks to the generosity of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 445, Current Electric Inc., Motor Shop Electrical Construction and Union Electric Inc. The Local Management Cooperative Committee and its employer members annually give to this event and this year’s gift of $7,500 represents the largest-ever donation to the Open.
As of Aug. 26, additional sponsors for the 2014 Open include: Heritage Chevrolet for the hole in one contests; AFL-CIO; Albion Rotary; Allegra Battle Creek; Atlas Sales; Ballard Benefit Works, Inc.; Battle Creek AMBUCS; Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce; Battle Creek Community Foundation; Battle Creek Enquirer; Battle Creek Glass Works, Inc.; Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic Co., Inc.; Battle Creek Unlimited; Bendzinski & Co.; BluFish Consulting LLC; Bosker Brick; Brickman Group; Bronson Battle Creek; Buffalo Wild Wings; CSE Morse, Inc.; CTI Mechanical; Calhoun County Commissioner Kathy Sue Dunn; Canteen Services; Cereal City Advertising; Chemical Bank; Christman Screenprint; Climax Telephone; Colin McCaleb Family, Cook-Jackson, Eaton Corporation, Enerco, Eisele Family Team, Eugene Hamaker; Firekeepers Hotel and Casino; Flexfab; GDI Omni; Glaziers/Painters Local 312; Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau; HelpNet; Hilliard Lyons/The Simonds Group; Hoffman Bros., Inc.; Holtyn & Associates; Hub International Insurance; Hunter-Prell Co.; International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local No. 47; KCC’s BruinBookstore; King Jewelers; Laborers’ Local 355; Lakeview Ford; Laura’s Gourmet Catering; Lewis Paper, LifeCare Ambulance, Marshall Community Credit Union, Malia’s Mediterranean Bistro; Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Local 525; Midwest Communication Services, Inc.; Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone; Miller Foundation; Miller College; Motor Shop Electrical Construction Co., Inc.; Newhall Klein; Oaklawn Hospital; Omni Community Credit Union; Otis Elevator; Panera Bread; p.b. gast/Allied Eagle Supply Co.; Dr. Paul and Sharon Ohm; Pepsi; Plante Moran; PNC Bank; Purity Cylinder Gas, Inc.; Ralston Foods/ConAgra; Redman Agency; LLC/MEEMIC Insurance; Rosemary Davis Realtors; Schroeder & DeGraw PLLC; Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub; Schweitzer Construction; Sen. Mike Nofs; Southern Michigan Bank & Trust; Southwest Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council; Stafford-Smith; Standard Printing; State Farm/John Chmiel; State Farm/Tal Gearhart; Stewart Industries; Sweetwater’s Donut Mill; Tenneco; The CSM Group, Inc.; TowerPinkster Architects and Engineers; Trane; Tri-County Labor Agency; Troxell Communication; Union Electric, Inc.; United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters; United Educational Credit Union; United Way of the Battle Creek & Kalamazoo Region; Unity Security, Inc.; Walbridge; Worgess Insurance; WorkSquared; a gift in memory of Kathy Tarr; who loved the Bruin Open; Kim Montney; Ali and Jim Robertson; and Sedgwick Harris.
The Bruin Open includes an 18-hole scramble, prize raffle, 50-50 raffle, text giving/drawing, special hole contests, lunch and dinner, all of which is coordinated and carried out by more than 45 members of KCC’s staff.
For more information about the Bruin Open and sponsorship opportunities, contact the KCC Foundation at 965-4161 or visit www.kellogg.edu/foundation.
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