CALAIS_ If you’ve got an interest in a brand new vehicle—with the added bonus of supporting higher education—and a talented golf swing, make sure to participate in this year’s tournament at the St. Croix Country Club on July 9th. Sponsored by Washington County Community College with the assistance of Pratt’s Chevrolet, participants in the tournament will be eligible to receive a 2016 double cab Sierra truck in addition to a slew of other prizes and giveaways.
To win the truck, a golfer graced with luck and skill has to achieve a hole-in-one of 165 yards or further. Getting a hole-in-one will also earn the winner a golf trip, a set of clubs, and a $500 shopping spree. Even if you don’t happen to get a hole-in-one, you won’t go away empty handed. Other participants will receive gift cards and a subscription to Golf Magazine for a year.
The prizes are sponsored primarily by Pratt’s Chevrolet, a staunch supporter of WCCC. Ian Pratt, owner and operator of Pratt Chevrolet, said that he has hired many graduates from WCCC in the past and spoke on the importance of supporting the college in the community.
The golf tournament is WCCC’s largest fundraising event of the year. Organizations from around both Washington and Charlotte County have contributed funds to be given away as scholarships to students from both sides of the border. As a result, more than $100,000 has been raised over the past fifteen years. Donors can create scholarships in their name or in the name of their organization.
The annual list of donors continues to grow each year and includes: Those donors who already have contributed include: Andel Construction Service LLC, Anne Perry Scholarship, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Downeast Region, Calais Ace Home Center, Calais Motor Inn, Cassidy Family Book Scholarship, Dr. Brian Hoops, EBS Building Supply, Farrell Family Scholarship, Harold Howland Family Scholarship, Ken & Jane Brooks Scholarship, John Cassidy Family Scholarship, Mays Funeral Home, Richard Mingo Construction, PCT Communications, Quoddy Pilots, Riverside Electric, Roger’s Auto Sales, St. Croix Valley Foundation, Sunrise Eye Care, Tammi Smith Tax and Accounting, the International Motel, WCCC Student Senate, and WQDY Inc.
For more information about the golf tournament, call Tina Erskine at 454-1002. If you would like to make a direct-to-student contribution for the scholarship fund, make the check payable to the WCCC 2016 Scholarship Fund and mail to Washington Community College, C/O Tina Erskine, One College Drive, Calais, ME 04619.