JCJC's alumni association hosts 17th annual golf tournament

April 12, 2016

 

Laurel, Miss. - A good number of JCJC alums decided to play 18 holes together on Tuesday.

 

Charlie Garretson, JCJC vice president of advancement said, "Well today is our annual golf tournament, the 17th annual I might add. And we had to cancel it here a couple of weeks ago due to the weather. And we're keeping our fingers crossed today. But here we go. We think we're going to have a good day going to get it in."

 

Around 135 people showed up to play golf and support the JCJC alumni association.

 

Garretson said "this is one of our main fundraiser's, if not the main fundraiser for our alumni association, and this money ultimately flows into our foundation for our Alumni and Bobcat Scholarship fund. And so this is the one event every year that brings everyone back together in this setting and it's just a lot of fun. Everybody really looks forward to it."

 

The tournament attracts a lot of newcomers who are anxious to showcase their skills and compete against others.

 

Golf participant, Wayne Sullivan said, "The course that I play at is completely different so I look forward to the contrast of the smaller fairways here and the tighter greens and enjoying the difference."

 

Garretson said the alumni association funds about ten scholarships every year.

 

 

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