KCC Foundation’s annual Bruin Scholarship Open to be held Sept. 11

Bruin Open sponsors and KCC staff volunteering at the event pose for a group photo outdoors on campus in Battle Creek.

The Kellogg Community College Foundation’s annual Bruin Scholarship Open golf outing to raise money for student scholarships will be held on Friday, Sept. 11.

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 $800,000 over the past 17 years. In 2014, the KCC Foundation raised a record amount of $93,245 through the event, enough to pay for approximately 30 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 the Battle Creek area’s commitment to education and student success in the classroom, and we’re grateful for such strong community support.”

A full roster of 60 teams are expected to participate and more than 100 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 including a Money on the Green Putting Contest, 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.

As of Sept. 1, sponsors and contributors for the 2015 Bruin Open include Heritage Chevrolet for the hole-in-one contests; and Al Fresco; Allegra Battle Creek; Allied Eagle Supply Co.; Atlas Sales; Ballard Benefit Works, Inc.; the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce; the Battle Creek Community Foundation; Battle Creek Glass Works, Inc.; Be A Leader Coaching, LLC; Mike and Maggie Beckwith; Bendzinski & Co. Municipal Finance Advisors; Best Buy; Binder Park Golf Course; Blufish Consulting; Bracy & Jahr, Inc.; Bricklayers & Allied Crafts (BAC) Local 2, Michigan; Brickman Group, LTD; Bronson Battle Creek; Calhoun County Commissioner Kathy-Sue Dunn; Canteen; Carpenters Local 525; Chris VandenBerg; CDWG; Cereal City Advertising; the Cereal City Sunrise Rotary; Chemical Bank; Christman Screenprint; ConAgra Foods; Construction Laborer’s 355; Cook/Jackson Company; CSE Morse, Inc.; CSM Group; CTI Mechanical Contractors; CTS; Curvature; Dell; Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic; DK Security; Duncan Aviation; Eaton Corporation; the Eisele Family Foundation; Eugene Hamaker; Fifth Third Securities; FireKeepers Hotel & Casino; FlexFab Horizons International, LLC; Gene McKay; GDI Omni Facility Service; Graphix 2 Go; the Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau; Hastings City Bank; HelpNet; Hoekstra Roofing Company; Hoffman Bros., Inc.; Holtyn & Associates, LLC; HUB International; Hunter Prell; the IBEW; the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 1M; Kim Montney; King Jewelers; Knight Watch, Inc.; Laura’s Gourmet Catering; Lewis Paper; LifeCare Ambulance; Lynn Haley in memory of Kathy Tarr; Lowe’s; Malia Mediterranean Bistro; the Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance; Marshall Community Credit Union; MarxModa; the McCaleb Family; Charlotte McIvor; Mega-Bev; The Melges Group of Raymond James; Midwest Communication Services; Chris and Joanne Miller; Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.; the Miller Foundation; Motor Shop Electrical Construction Co., Inc.; Citizens for Senator Mike Nofs; Oaklawn Hospital; Dr. Paul and Sharon Ohm; Omni Community Credit Union; Otis Elevator Company; Panera Bread of Battle Creek; Pastrami Joe’s; Patrick O’Donnell; Plante Moran; PNC Bank; Post Community Federal Credit Union; Redman Insurance Agency/Meemic; Rosemary Davis Realtors; Roy Tooke; Schroeder DeGraw, PLLC; Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub; Schweitzer, Inc.; Seasonal Grille; Siena Heights University; The Simonds Group of Hilliard Lyons; Southern Michigan Bank & Trust; Southwest Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council; State Farm, John Chmiel Agency; State Farm, Tal Gearhart Agency, Strong Products, LLC, Sweetwater’s Donut Mill; Tenneco, Inc.; Tom Shaw; TowerPinkster; Trane; Troxell Communications; UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333; UAW Local 1294; UAW Region 1D; Union Electric; United Educational Credit Union; the United Way of the Battle Creek & Kalamazoo Region; VIRIDIS Design Group; Walbridge; and Worgess Insurance.

For more information about the Bruin Scholarship Open, the KCC Foundation or to donate to student scholarships online, visit www.kellogg.edu/foundation.

A high-resolution version of the image above featuring Bruin Open sponsors and KCC staff volunteering at the event may be downloaded for use by the media via the online Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmz93aagp5m5vag/KCCF%20Bruin%20Open%204.jpg?dl=0.

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