The 26th Annual Lorain County Community College /Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Golf Benefit is set for Monday, August 15 at the Elyria Country Club. It will feature PGA Professional and host of “Tee It Up with Jimmy Hanlin” and his new show “18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin.”
“We are very happy to have local golf pro Jimmy Hanlin with us this year,” said Tracy Green, LCCC vice president for strategic and institutional development. “He is respected for insight he gives on the game on his television and radio shows and as the lead instructor at Hanlin Golf Schools.”
Created in 1990 with the intent of helping students achieve their academic goals, the LCCC/Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Golf Benefit has to date successfully provided more than $700,000 in financial assistance to LCCC and University Partnership students. As one of the longest standing golf events in Lorain County and Northeast Ohio, the Lorain County Community College Foundation plans to continue the tradition 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,” Green said.
Spitzer Automotive serves this year as the Presenting Sponsor. They are making a difference in Lorain County by providing jobs, paying taxes and contributing to the community through philanthropic efforts and community involvement. “The Spitzer family is proud to be this year’s presenting sponsor,” said Alan Spitzer.
The day promises to be a first class experience featuring 18 holes of golf at beautiful Elyria Country Club, a clinic by Jimmy Hanlin, skill games, golfer gift, lunch and snacks on the course, and a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception & awards ceremony. Various sponsorship and participation opportunities are available. The schedule of the day includes:
11 a.m. Registration
11:45 a.m. Welcome & Rules of the Day
12 p.m. Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m. Clinic
6 p.m. Reception & Awards Ceremony
All proceeds from the golf outing are applied to the Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Endowment Fund which to date has a balance of nearly $1.4 million. In addition to the Nicklaus Endowment Fund, the LCCC Foundation manages more than 185 scholarship funds providing more than 850 LCCC and University Partnership students each year with 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 often help determine their academic success.
“Lorain County Community College is committed to providing learning opportunities for students from all backgrounds and at all educational levels,” Green said. “For more than two decades the impact of the Jack Nicklaus Endowment fund has been remarkable – awarding more than $709,000 in scholarships since 1990 and $50,000 in scholarships this past year. The generous support and participation is crucial in helping our students enrich their lives, pursue their educational goals and contribute to the strengthening of our community.”
Other pros that have participated in past outings include 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.
Call the LCCC Foundation at (440) 366-4039 for more information or to register. Or, visit www.lcccfoundation.org.