Golf tourney gives to CVCC scholarships

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By Denise DuBois

Dust off those golf clubs. It’s time to enjoy the sunshine and step up to the tee. On Aug. 16, the Russell County Bar Association will host the Wayne T. Johnson Annual Golf Tournament at Lakewood Golf Course. The tournament acts as a fund raiser for Chattahoochee Valley Community College scholarships. 

“This is a way for attorneys to help kids in our community,” said Russell County District Court Judge Walt Gray. “It’s a way for attorneys to give back.”

The tournament isn’t just open to area attorneys. Gray invites anyone who wants to attend to play. The tournament began in 2004 and has raised $4,000 each year on average. The money is given to the CVCC Foundation, of which Gray is a board member, and the foundation disperses the scholarships. 

“The impact a scholarship can have on a student is truly immeasurable, and so is our gratitude to the Russell County Bar Association,” said Jackie Screws, CVCC President. “Students from all walks of life attend Chattahoochee Valley Community College on different career paths. People need scholarships for a variety of reasons, whether someone has experienced a tragedy that changed their financial status, need help purchasing books and materials, or is a recent high school graduate who is counting on that scholarship to help lay the foundation for success. At CVCC, you receive a quality education at a fraction of the cost, so a little bit goes a long way. A heartfelt thanks to the Russell County Bar Association for investing in students at CVCC.”

Entry fee for the four-man scramble is $400 per team. Two mulligans per member are included in the entry fee. A hole sponsorship is available for $100. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. For more information, call Judge Walt Gray at 706-289-8843.