The Alpena Community College Foundation held its annual Robert M. Granum Memorial Scramble for Scholarships on Aug. 13 at the River's Edge Golf Club.
Despite the rain, the golf tournament was a huge success, netting a total of $19,117 for the ACC Foundation's scholarship program. A total of 84 golfers braved the elements to help raise scholarship funds for ACC students.
ACC Foundation Executive Director Penny Boldrey said, "This is the ACC Foundation's signature fundraising event and since its inception in 1996 the tournament has generated a total of $259,000, and provided hundreds of students with much-needed scholarship support."
Over the past 15 years the ACC Foundation has received tremendous support for this event from area businesses, individuals and the many volunteers who donate their time to ensure its success. For the past 10 years, Lafarge Cement Alpena Plant has served as the tournament's corporate sponsor.
Lunch was provided by Alpena Power Co. and Harvey and Joelle Wartosky of The Wartosky Group. Gene Skiba of Alpena Buick-GMC sponsored the hole-in-one competition and offered a 2011 Buick Regal. In addition, Top O' Michigan Insurance sponsored a putting contest and golfers had an opportunity to win a $1,000 cash prize.
Winning the 2011 Scramble for Scholarships tournament with a score of 60 was the team of Chuck Ingle, Tanner Ingle, Al Skiba and Jake Skiba. The winning foursome earned a golf package to the exclusive Kingsley Club located in Traverse City.
The second place honors winning with a score of 61, went to the foursome of Phil Straley, Jerry Skiba, Dick Boyce and Bill Peterson and they earned a golf package to Forest Dunes in Roscommon.
Winning with a score of 63, third place honors went to the team of Dave Dziubinski, Garrett Sobeck, Mark Daleski, and Curt Miller. The foursome won a golf package to Treetops in Gaylord.
Angela Bartosh was named the "champion putter" after coming closest to pin in a putt-off in the putting contest and earned a $75 gift certificate to the John A. Lau Saloon and a putter donated by Alcona Motors.
Of the remaining teams, numerous drawings were conducted and lucky golfers were awarded golf packages to one of the following courses: River's Edge Golf Club, Black Lake Golf Club, Lost Lake Woods Club, Rogers City Golf Club, Lakewood Shores and The Mackinaw Club.
The ACC Foundation Golf Committee is comprised of Roger Bauer, Jim Boldrey, Nancy Coombs, Sue Fitzpatrick, Cindy Gabara, Steve Hier, Avis Hinks, Max Lindsay, Jim Masters, Chris McCoy, Elaine Orr, Terri Rondeau, Barb Szczesniak and Kim Thompson.