Camellia City Classic set for Sept. 13, still in search of golfers

Published 12:34 am Saturday, September 9, 2017

The annual LBW Community College Camellia City Classic will tee off for the 12th time on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Cambrian Ridge.

The Camellia City Classic is the college’s annual golf tournament, and it is a fundraiser through the LBW Community College Foundation.

In 2016, the fundraiser raised more than $31,000. Peige Josey, LBWCC dean of administrative services and director of the Greenville campus, said that the golf tournament is one of the biggest fundraisers on an annual basis not just because of the money that is raised, but also because of the purpose for which it is collected in the first place.

“The reason it’s so important to the Greenville campus is because 100 percent of the proceeds go toward scholarships for Greenville students and towards student activities on the Greenville campus,” Josey said.

“It could make the difference between whether they’re able to go on after high school or after they’ve been in a career field and either pursue the degree that they want to after high school or make a career field change.  It makes the difference in whether they can come to us or not, and it’s extremely important.”

Josey said that, because of the good-natured Butler County community, it’s no small wonder that there is a correlation between the recurring success of the tournament and the broad community participation.

“I think one thing that means so much to those who contribute, sponsor and support us year after year is knowing that 100 percent of the proceeds are going back to help students in their community,” she continued. “It’s a direct impact on the Greenville campus students, and the opportunities that we have for them.

“I want to express our gratitude for all of the support for so many years that the Greenville community and Butler County has given us through this.”

The four-man scramble tournament is slated for a 1 p.m. shotgun start, with the driving range opening at 11 a.m.

The individual entry fee is $150, which includes a cart, green fees and dinner.

The cost for a four-man team is $600.

Though the tournament is just days away, Josey stressed that it’s never too late to join in on the historic occasion.

“We’ll take teams,” she added. “We’ll take individual players and place them on a team.  And we’ll still be glad to take sponsorships and donations.”

For more information, contact Dr. Arlene Davis at 334-382-2133 or adavis@lbwcc.edu.