The Atlantic Cape Foundation raised a record $ 61,470 for scholarships at its annual Scramble ‘FORE’ Scholarships Golf Tournament on Friday, October 15 at Cape May National Golf Club.
“We are extremely grateful to all of the supporters who participated in this tournament for helping us reach this milestone,” said Maria Kellett, Senior Advancement Officer for Atlantic Cape Community College. “Through these scholarships, we are helping prepare a new generation of workers for the jobs of tomorrow.
Since the tournament began in 2006, over $ 600,000 has been raised for students through the generosity of businesses and local residents.
Kellett, who is also the Dean of the Cape May County Campus and Associate Director of the Atlantic Cape Foundation, explained that proceeds from this year’s event will support scholarships for those pursuing training in offshore wind technologies and drone programs.
Warm temperatures and sunshine greeted the 123 enthusiastic golfers as they picked up packed lunches provided by Bill’s Corner Deli in Wildwood and entered the more than 20 raffles for a variety of exciting prizes before the shotgun went off .
This year’s tournament winners were Steve Larzelere and Steve Rankin of Laura Bishop Communications, who won a quartet at the Shore Club. Several skill challenges were offered throughout the course and while no one won the $ 25,000 hole-in-one cash prize, the winners were: Rick Smith, Nels Johnson, Paul Stewart, Steve Rankin and Norm LaBounty, who each won a dozen golf balls to get closer to the pin. Rankin also won a Wawa gift basket for the putting contest.