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Oh, yeah!

Oh, yeah!

Central Texas College held their 24th Annual Golf Tournament at Killeen’s Stonetree Golf Course, on a warm and sunny Friday morning.

Dr. Jim Anderson, foundation board chair helped create the annual golf tournament as a way to raise funds for scholarships awarded by Central Texas College.   

“It’s a little self-serving because I like to play, but it’s a good thing for a good cause,” said Dr. Anderson.  

A total of 88 registered golfers came out for some friendly competition and to support the Eagle-Warrior Corps Scholarship.   

“This year, (this golf tournament) is the only specific fundraiser for the Eagle-Warrior scholarship,” said director of college development and CTC foundation, Amy Bawcom.

The Eagle-Warrior Corps Scholarship was established in 2013, by the partnership between Central Texas College and Texas A&M University – Central Texas.

The scholarship is awarded to CTC student participants of the Warrior Corps. The full scholarship covers tuition, fees, and books for the two years at CTC and two years at Central Texas A&M to help provide a smooth transition between the two colleges.  

The foundation’s goal for the Eagle-Warrior Scholarship is to raise enough money to reach endowment status.  

“I think this year we might break that mark for us, to be fully endowed for this scholarship going into next year,” said Bawcom.   

The golf tournament provided the 22 teams with lunch, 40 raffle prizes from local businesses and the CTC bookstore, and grand prizes including a 48 inch Sony TV, a Yeti cooler, and a Toshiba Notebook computer.

“It’s for the community. CTC does a lot for the kids, they help provide a good education for them when they go there, and so to be able to help them and champion with them to do that I think is a great thing,” said golfer, Alex Bass.

For R.K. Bass Electric Inc., it was their first year participating in the event as the Diamond Sponsor, the largest sponsor of the tournament.

“We want to help CTC and the foundation with what they stand for, to help students with what they are doing and to help out the community,” said Robert Bass, president of R.K. Bass Electric Inc.  

The annual golf tournament raised $9,500 for the Eagle-Warrior Scholarship.  

“We’ve kept the tradition up. We’ve done a golf tournament every year since we’ve been in existence as a foundation. It’s a fun time and we bring in people who usually don’t interact with the campus,” said Bawcom.


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