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DCCC Hosts 22nd Annual Golf Tournament

May 7, 2013 – Davidson County Community College scored a hole-in-one thanks to its 22nd Annual DCCC Foundation Golf Tournament, raising more than $25,000 and supporting scholarships, programs and special initiatives at DCCC.

The two-day event, another in the college’s 50th anniversary celebration, included 200 golfers and volunteers who also heard from best-selling author and golf aficionado James Dodson at a pre-event dinner.Golf Tournament 2

“Our annual golf tournament, combined with the other activities of the DCCC Foundation, gives the college the opportunity to provide needed support to students and pursue excellence in academics and special programs,” says Jenny Varner, vice president of External Affairs and executive director of the DCCC Foundation.

Following the tournament, first, second and third prizes were awarded for both morning and afternoon rounds; first place team members each received a unique trophy crafted by advanced manufacturing students at DCCC.

Winners of the tournament included:

Captains Choice, morning round

·         First place – Parrott Insurance & Benefits/Parrott Financial (Mac Parrott, Leon Rives, Tom Saintsing and Mark Habeeb)

·         Second place – EnergyUnited (Keith Wingler, Joe Silver, Guy Cornman and Michael Brown)

·         Third place – Mountcastle Insurance (Pete Schantz, Will Temple, Brigmann Bailey and Ted Myers)

Modified Best Ball, afternoon round

·         First place – Team Holliman (Hugh Holliman, Jeff Griffith, Jeff Cooper and Marc Frye)

·         Second place – Industrial Federal Bank (Tommy Grubbs, Irving Sink, Hicks Beam and Jay Welborn)

·         Third place – Parrott Insurance & Benefits/Parrott Financial (Mac Parrott, Ed Parrott, Jake Parrott and Daniel Timberlake)

The tournament also presented awards for “closest to the pin,” which went to Todd Hanes, as well as “longest putt,” which went to Bobby Griffey.

“We’ve heard nothing but compliments from the golfers,” Varner says. “The great thing is that they know they’re playing for a good cause. They want to support DCCC and our students, and they know they’re doing a good thing when they pull out their clubs each year.”

Varner says it’s especially meaningful knowing that current DCCC students were not only on-hand during the two-day event, but also participated in it as well.Golf Tournament 3

“For the golfers, it’s really meaningful to meet some of the students who benefit from their support,” Varner adds.

Event sponsors included Richard Childress Racing, Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines and Thomasville Medical Center; anniversary sponsors included Bank of North Carolina, Follett Higher Education Group, Industrial Federal Bank, Mountcastle Insurance and Parrott Insurance & Benefits/Parrott Financial; corporate sponsors included Davie County Economic Development, Ingersoll Rand, Old Dominion Freight Line, Orrell’s Food Service and Johnson Controls.

*Editor’s Note: Pictured from left to right in the first photo are Larry Link, who has chaired the golf tournament for more than 20 years, and members from the first place team in the afternoon round, “Team Holliman” – Hugh Holliman, Jeff Griffith, Jeff Cooper and Marc Frye, as well as Dr. Mary Rittling, DCCC president.

In the second photo, pictured are Larry Link and Dr. Mary Rittling.

In the third photo are DCCC students Brian Segers and Joy Fulipa.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at https://davidsonccc.edu.