KCC Foundation’s 24th Bruin Scholarship Open to be held Sept. 10

Bruin Scholarship Open organizers and volunteers pose for a group photo on KCC's North Avenue campus in Battle Creek.

The Kellogg Community College Foundation’s annual Bruin Scholarship Open charity golf outing to raise money for student scholarships will be held on Friday, Sept. 10, at Binder Park Golf Course.

Celebrating its 24th year, the Bruin Scholarship Open is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation and has raised nearly $1.3 million over the past 23 years. The 2021 goal was to raise $100,000 to support the opportunity for students to achieve their educational goals. As of Aug. 31, sponsors and contributors have raised $107,000 in gifts and pledges.

“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.”

The event includes an 18-hole scramble, prize raffle, 50-50 raffle, special hole contests, activities, games, a putting contest sponsored by Southern Michigan Bank & Trust, three Hole-In-One chances courtesy of Heritage Chevrolet, lunch by Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub, custard by Culver’s, and dessert by 20/20 Catering. More than 60 KCC staff, retirees, volunteers, scholars and student athletes help make the day fun for all.

The 2021 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: Eisele Family Foundation, Laborers’ Local 355, Mark O’Connell Family, Schweitzer, Inc., GDI Services, Schroeder DeGraw, the Battle Creek Community Foundation, Battle Creek Glass Works, Cook Jackson Company, CTS Telecom, Eckert Wordell Engineering, Heritage Chevrolet, Jbara and Rogers Financial Management Group at Morgan Stanley, John Avery-Hub International, Knight Watch, Lakeland Asphalt, Mathison/ Mathison Architects, Plante Moran, SMART Local 7, Southwest Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council, Southern Michigan Bank & Trust, Trane West Michigan and UAW Region 1-D.

The KCC Foundation also thanks: 20/20 Catering, Allied Eagle Supply, Atlas Sales, the Barn Theatre, the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic, Bendzinski & Co. Municipal Finance Advisors, Best Buy Battle Creek, Binder Park Golf Course, Binder Park Zoo, BlueOx Credit Union, Blufish Consulting, Bosker Brick Company, Bracy & Jahr, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 2, Bronson Battle Creek, Calhoun County Commissioner Kathy-Sue Vette, Canal Street Café, Chris VandenBerg, Compass Canteen, CSE Morse, Culver’s, Dave Hoppe-Edward Jones, Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic, DK Security, Dr. Adrien and Mr. Jonathan Bennings, Dr. Dennis Bona, Dr. John J. H. Schwarz, Dr. Kay and John Keck, Dr. Paul and Sharon Ohm, Drs. Paul and Jennifer Watson, Duncan Aviation, Eaton, Eisele Family, Eric and Julie Greene, Fifth Third Securities, FireKeepers Casino Hotel, Fisher, Spiegel, Kunkle & Gerber-Chad Smith, Flexfab Horizons International, Gallagher Benefit Services, Graphix2Go, Greenscape Services, Hoffman Brothers, Holtyn Wellness, HomeCare Transitions, Hunter-Prell, Huntington Capital Markets, Huntington National Bank, Impact Solutions, Anonymous donor, in Memory of Kathy Tarr and Dr. G. Edward Haring who loved the Bruin Open, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 47, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 1M, Jack Pearl’s Team Sports, Joseph Lopez, King Jewelers, LifeCare Ambulance, Lowe’s Battle Creek, Mall City Mechanical, Mark O’Connell Family, Marshall Community Credit Union, Mega-Bev, Michael Beckwith, Miller Canfield, Miller Electric, Miller Financial Services, Miller Foundation, Musashi Auto Parts, Nathan Venske, Oaklawn Hospital, Olivet College RN-BSN Program, Operating Engineers Local 324 LMEC, Otis Elevator, Panera Bread, PepsiCo, PFM Asset Management-Michael Barry, Post Consumer Brands, RBTA Properties, Real Estate One Rosemary Davis Realtors, Redman Agency – Meemic Insurance, Rehmann Technology Solutions, Richard and Kelli Scott, Robert W. and Geraldine M. Mann, Rotary Club of Albion, Samuel and Teresa Durham, Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub, Shaw Communication, Siena Heights University, Simonds Wealth Advisors of Baird, South Central Michigan AFL-CIO, State Farm Agency, John Chmiel, Sweetwater’s Donut Mill, U.A. of Plumbers & Pipefitters’ Local 333, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, W. Soule.

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

The photo above, shot prior to a previous Bruin Open, is courtesy Bailey Scott.