Thursday, September 26, 2013

Golf Outing a Big Success

OCC’s 22nd annual “Golf for Scholarships” outing raised more than $43,000 in scholarships. 

With 124 individual registered golfers, Guardian Plumbing’s team won first place with a team score of 64. Team members were Blair Kain, Rachel Kain, David Dell and James Greig.

The August 23 outing was held at Pine Knob Golf Course in Clarkston. A dinner celebrated past scholarship recipients, some of who are featured in this thank you video.

“Scholarships change our students’ lives,” says OCC Foundation Executive Director Kathryn Rusak. “The funds they receive from this scholarship have a tremendous impact on their ability to reach their goals for higher education. The annual golf outing is an event we look forward to all year long, knowing that the proceeds are directly supporting our students, and, we have a lot of fun at the same time. I hope to see more faculty and staff join us next August!”

The day’s events included a continental breakfast, a shotgun start with a box lunch, dinner, hole-in-one prizes, beverages, golf competitions, a live auction and giveaways.

The “Golf for Scholarships” fund is endowed and scholarships are awarded from investment income earned on the fund’s principal.  This year’s contributions increased the value of the total endowment to more than $800,000.

The fund provided nearly 70 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year. Nearly 500 students have received awards through the “Golf for Scholarships” fund over the past 22 years.

To become involved or become a future sponsor, call (248) 341-2138 or send an email to

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