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The College of the Canyons Foundation’s 23rd Annual Golf Tournament is right around the corner, and local golfers are invited to ‘Swing for Scholarships’ by enjoying a day out of the office and on the golf course.

The tournament will take place Monday, August 5, and is once again being hosted by Valencia Country Club. Proceeds from this year’s event will help support COC scholarships and other support programs, which impact a broad range of individuals.

“We are excited to once again be supporting student scholarships through this year’s tournament,” said Joe Klocko, chair of the COC Foundation’s golf tournament committee. “Scholarships provide much needed financial support to students in these challenging economic times, and can be especially helpful to students trying to balance school with life’s other responsibilities.”

Included among these student groups are veterans returning home from serving their country, adult re-entry students looking to complete their education goals and quickly return to the workforce, and recently unemployed students who are returning to school in order to learn new skill sets that will help jump-start a career.

 

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In response to these growing student populations, the COC Foundation has continually worked to raise funds to provide increased educational opportunities for students and community members of all ages.

“The cost of education is one of the major barriers for students looking to enroll in college,” said Tom Bilbruck, COC Financial Aid Director. “Scholarships provide an important financial resource for students who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend college. Students who receive scholarships are also better able to focus on their education, as opposed to having to worry about how they will pay for it.”

Single player tournament sponsorship opportunities begin at $350 and include a pre-tournament breakfast, driving range privileges, player’s bag, cart, greens fee, lunch, specialty on-course cuisine and beverages, and access to a cocktail awards reception in which every player will be entered to win a golfing package at Valencia Country Club.

Players can also opt for the $700 ‘Caddy Sponsor’ package, which includes two player spots (with all single player benefits) and a sponsor tee sign, or the $1,750 ‘Birdie Sponsor’ package, which includes four player spots (with all single player benefits) and a company tee sign.

Additionally, one company can still claim the tournament’s Title or Presenting Sponsor opportunity along with all associated promotional benefits.

All sponsored teams also have the option of filling their fourth player spot with a current or former member of the state champion College of the Canyons golf team.

For more information about the College of the Canyons Foundation’s 23rd Annual Golf Tournament or to register as a player/sponsor visit www.canyons.edu/offices/foundation/golf.html or contact Michele Edmonson at (661) 362-3435 or Cindy Biehahn at (661) 362-3737.

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