by Heather Black
Pellissippi State is getting ready for its 5th annual golf tournament, “Swing Big for Students.”
The event will be held Tuesday, May 5 at Egwani Farms in Rockford.
Information pamphlets are emailed to a list of 4500 graduates and 100 special friends.
The money raised goes to student enhancements such as improving the facilities and new equipment. The event is “friendly, fun competition,” says Pat Myers, Tournament Director.
Dick McGilt, the Event Chair and on the Foundation Board of Trustees, is a major planner in this event along with Pat Myers.
One thing that makes this tournament different is that scholarship students are at the different holes to say thank you to each of the sponsors.
“We really appreciate the support, we are very lucky,” says Pat Myers about the various sponsors involved.
In-kind sponsors who don’t give money but instead give donations with a monetary value such as bottled water and snacks are welcomed. Pellissippi already has a few sponsors: Bank East which will provide bottled water, Snack Time Vending who will donate snacks and sodas. Also, Qdoba Mexican Grill is the food sponsor this year giving food at cost value making them a partner in the competition.
Everyone receives goody bags and a team photo for competing in the tournament. There are various prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for both morning and afternoon sessions.
Other contests will also be held during the event such “the longest drive” which is who can hit the ball the farthest.
For more information, please log on to pstcc.edu and the link is on the left about ¼ of the way down.