MCCC Foundation hosts 25th annual golf outing

People were all smiles as the sun rose at Carrington Golf Club on Sept. 6 for the 25th Annual MCCC Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing.

Dan Townsend takes a practice swing while waiting for his teammates at the 25th Annual Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing. -Photo by Todd Salisbury

Through the golf outing, the college has awarded 124 Alumni Association Scholarships and raised a total $113,475 since starting in 1995.

The golf outing raises money for the Alumni Association Family Scholarship as well as the Alumni Association Scholarship.

The Alumni Association Family Scholarship is awarded to an immediate relative, child or spouse, of an MCCC graduate or student who earned at least 24 credits at MCCC, while the Alumni Association Scholarship is based on merit and need.

The scholarships are usually split between two people each year, said Emily Hodge, the Alumni Association board chair.

“It’s continually growing, last year was our most successful year and we are hoping to surpass that this year,” Hodge said. “We’re pretty well on track to do that.”

The scholarships are completely funded through the annual event Hodge said.

This year’s format was a four person scramble, a play style that features teams of four competing against each other. The four teammates each hit from the tee box, then choose the best of the four shots for the next.

Four person scramble is typically used for large-scale golf events, such as charities, according to Golfweek.

There were 30 teams registered for the event consisting of board members such as Lynette Dowler to local business owners like Ralph Mahalak Jr.

Matthew Costelli was excited for his first time at the event.

“I haven’t golfed in a while. I used to go with my dad, but he hurt his shoulder,” Costelli said. “This should be interesting,” he joked before informing me of his executive course 90 average.

Chip Williams of Meemic Williams Insurance Agency and husband of adjunct professor Kerri Williams, also attended for the first time.

The agency was the VIP cart sponsor while Laibe Electric/Technology was the VIP event sponsor.