Golf tournament proceeds pay for college tuition for up to two years at TCL

"Swinging with the Superintendent" raises over $400,000 in four years
Posted on 07/23/2018
Golfer playing in a tournament to raise scholarship money

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 23, 2018

Golfers and sponsors support tournament
fund raiser for B3 college scholarships

CALLAWASSIE ISLAND – Twenty-four teams competed today in the Beaufort County School District’s fifth annual “Swinging with the Superintendent” golf tournament, with all proceeds going to a scholarship program that pays two years of college tuition to qualified students.

The Building a Better Beaufort Scholarship – dubbed “B3” – covers up to two years of tuition costs at the Technical College of the Lowcountry for Beaufort County high school graduates who have at least a 2.75 GPA. 

The tournament was held at the Tom Fazio-designed Callawassie Island Golf Club, and prizes were awarded for low team scores, longest drives and closest-to-the-pin.

“Our first five tournaments have raised more than $400,000 that went directly to college scholarships,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss. “Based on today’s number of four-member teams as well as the contributions of our corporate and private sponsors, it appears that we’ve had another terrific event.”

Monday’s sponsors included title sponsors Sodexo and Thompson Turner Construction as well as sponsors GCA Services, BrightView Landscape and former Board of Education member Bill Evans.

Prizes were donated by Sonesta Hotels, Palmetto Dunes, Fripp Island, the Brown Golf Group, Wexford Plantation, Berkeley Hall, Wexford Plantation, Dataw Island, Callawassie Island, Oldfield Plantation, the Long Cove Golf Club and Moss Creek Plantation.

Revenues from the golf tournament are accumulating in a TCL Foundation endowment fund that supports the scholarship program.

Interested students from the Class of 2019 should apply to TCL, fill out the FAFSA form and apply for the B3 scholarship.  For more information, visit www.tcl.edu/b3.