The 24th annual LCCC/Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Golf Benefit, presented by First Merit Bank and Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Attorneys at Law, is set for Monday, August 18 at the Elyria Country Club. This year’s event features long drive champion Mike Zeigler.
Created in 1990 with the intent of helping students achieve their academic goals, the LCCC/Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Golf Benefit has successfully provided more than $550,000 in financial assistance to over 1,100 LCCC and University Partnership students. As one of the longest standing golf events in Lorain County and Northeast Ohio it is a tradition that the Lorain County Community College Foundation plans to continue for many more years to come. With the support of dedicated community members, volunteers and donors, this fundraising event helps to provide the resources required to fulfill the financial needs of students in our region.
Recently the Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Fund reached a significant milestone – $1,000,000 – and is among the largest funds administered by the LCCC Foundation. In addition to the Nicklaus Endowment Fund, the LCCC Foundation manages more than 186 scholarship funds providing more than 850 LCCC and University Partnership students each year an affordable chance to advance their education. The majority of these dollars are philanthropic in nature, and scholarship support is by far the most significant way community members can have a direct impact on students. For many LCCC students, it is these awards that determine whether they can achieve their academic goals successfully.
This year the Clinic portion of the event will feature long ball champion Mike Zeigler. As one of the top 20 big hitters in the world, Zeigler is a member of the Long Drivers of America Tour, the Extreme Distance Team and Exclusive One Ball Long Drive Team. His stats include:
- Six-time Re/max World Long Drive Finalist
- Longest Non-Competitive Drive: 504 yards
- Longest Drive with a Putter: 346 yards
- Longest 8 Iron: 250 yards
- Highest Swing Speed: 153 mph
- Lowest Score: 62
“Lorain County Community College is committed to providing learning opportunities for students from all backgrounds and at all educational levels,” said Tracy Green, LCCC Vice President for Strategic and Institutional Development. “For more than two decades the impact of the Jack Nicklaus Endowment fund has been remarkable – awarding more than 1,000 students with scholarships based on need, talent, and potential. The generous support and participation of our donors is crucial in helping our students enrich their lives, pursue their educational goals and contribute to the strengthening of our community.”
Other pros who have hosted the event include Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Phil Mickelson, Jan Stephenson, Jack Nicklaus II, Ian Baker Finch, Andy Bean, Ben Curtis, Tom Weiskopf, Janice Moodie, Andy North, Bobby Clampett and Fred Funk.
The event will be a four-man, best ball format with full handicap considered. Maximum handicap is 24. The schedule for the day is a follows:
11:00 a.m. Registration
11:50 a.m. Welcome
12:00 a.m. Shotgun start
5:30 p.m. Clinic featuring long ball champion Mike Zeigler
6:00 p.m. Reception, awards ceremony and closing remarks
The cost for a single golfer is $600, of which a portion is tax-deductible. Various sponsorship packages are also available. All proceeds from the event go to the Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Fund at the LCCC Foundation.
Call the LCCC Foundation at (440) 366-4039 for more information or to register or visit www.lorainccc.edu/golf.
The 9th Annual LCCC Ladies Luncheon
The 9th Annual LCCC Ladies Luncheon, presented by Peter & Co. Jewelers, will take place on Monday, August 18 at the Elyria Country Club in partnership with the golf benfit. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. All the proceeds from the luncheon and golf benefit will be applied directly to the Jack Nicklaus Endowment Fund with the sole purpose of supporting scholarships for the students of LCCC and its University Partnership.
The luncheon is a tasteful event that offers an afternoon of fine food and wine, a relaxing atmosphere, and fun-filled activities including various raffles and vendor boutiques from local businesses. Luncheon guests are also invited to join the golfers for the 5:30 p.m. golf clinic with special guest Mike Zeigler and a cocktail and hors d’ouevre reception. The schedule of the day is as follows:
12:30 p.m. Registration Opens
Raffles & Vendor Boutiques Open
1:30 p.m. Lunch is Served
2:45 p.m. Raffle & Vendor Boutiques Close
3:00 p.m. Raffle Winners Drawn & Closing Remarks
Call the LCCC Foundation at (440) 366-4039 for more information or to register. Or, visit www.lorainccc.edu/ladiesluncheon.