SEKC raises over $5,000 for schools at golf scramble


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PIKEVILLE – The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce held its 9th Annual Links for Learning Golf Scramble on Friday, May 27 at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg. The event raised over $5000 for the Chamber’s Foundation for Education.

The Chamber utilizes the proceeds from the golf scramble each year to provide up to $5000 in annual grants to local schools throughout the region. Any school in the Chamber’s 8-county footprint is eligible to apply. In mid-August, the Chamber will open grant applications to Eastern Kentucky schools.

“The Foundation of Excellence in Education Grants fund many worthy projects which simply would not be possible for some schools to provide. The grant applications are available to schools throughout the region and within the Southeast Kentucky Chamber’s reach. The positive results of these awards are often immediate, but they provide long term effects for the children. Band equipment, greenhouse kits, theatrical puppets, these are just a few examples of the products and activities made possible through these grants,” said Tammy Riley, Education Committee Chairwomen.

During the 9th Annual Links for Learning Golf Scramble, Chamber members sponsored 4-player teams to compete in the event.

The top three teams were as follows: First Place Team – The Golf Academy; Second Place Team – U.S. Bank; Third Place Team – One East Kentucky.

The winning team, The Golf Academy, consisted of Jimmy Daniels, Henry Napier, David Scott and Robert Coleman.

Links for Learning had over 20 organizations and businesses supporting the event through hole sponsorships, teams, and players. The event received significant support from Humana CareSource and Shred-All Documents through their lunch sponsorship and from Appalachian Wireless who sponsored the awards and gifts.

“We could not have had the success that we did without our wonderful volunteers and sponsors. We are honored that so many of our members took the time to support and participate in the tournament,” said Jacob S. Colley, Chamber President/CEO.

Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (SEKC) is committed to improving the local economy, regional unity, political advocacy, and economic development; ultimately, improving the quality of life for citizens of the entire region. With over 550 member businesses that employ 25,000+ employees in 8 counties, SEKC provides a support network for businesses in Southeast Kentucky.

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