The Foundation of Wayne Community College will hold its 22nd Annual Scholarship Invitational at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro with a practice round, dinner, and live and silent auctions on June 10 and play on June 11. Funds raised go to scholarships for students at the college.
Last year’s tournament exceeded organizers’ expectations, bringing in $133,000 and taking the total for its 21years to over $1 million. It funded 225 scholarships in the 2013-2014 academic year.
Seventy-four businesses and individuals served as sponsors of the 2013 tournament at six financial levels. The corporate sponsor for the past 6 years has been Jackson and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning. There are still sponsorship opportunities available for this year’s event.
The dinner and auctions are open to anyone interested in contributing by bidding on items that range from sports and military memorabilia to fashion and home accessories to baskets provided by student groups at the college. Donations of items for the auction are welcome.
Wooten Oil Company founded the event in 1993 as a way to contribute to a cause that would use all of the money raised locally. Dillon Wooten and his business Wooten Development Company continue to be involved in the tournament.
For more information, including a list of auction items, go to www.waynecc.edu/foundation/scholarship-invitational/ or call the Foundation at (919) 739-7022 or Chairman Jeff Jackson at (919) 778-2500.
The Foundation of Wayne Community College is a non-profit organization that works to broaden the base of community support for educational opportunities at the college. In addition to providing scholarships, it funds innovative campus projects and employee recognition, and offers cultural programs for the community.