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‘Big C’ Scholarship Golf Tourney set for June 8

The Butler County Bama Club’s Second Annual Colin “Big C” MacGuire Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for June 8. Voted the 2017 Alabama Alumni National “Event of the Year,” the event begins at 1 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge. Excited for the event, Colin “Big C” MacGuire said, “I am just looking forward to having a fun time and getting to mingle with everybody.” Last year, many current and ex-players were in attendance. Looking forward to a great reunion with many alumni, MacGuire said, “I am excited to see everyone I am going to be able to have fellowship with at the tournament.” Established last year in an effort fund more scholarships, funds from the golf tournament go towards sending local students to the University of Alabama. MacGuire said, “I feel very honored for them placing this scholarship in my name and the nice thing is it helps people go to school at the University of Alabama. […] We are planning on raising more money this year.” Registration for the event begins at 12 p.m. at Cambrian Ridge. The cost for golfers is $125, and $100 to sponsor a hole.

Following the tournament, the Butler County Bama Club will host an annual dinner at 6 p.m. at the home of Van and Lauren Huggins. Helping with the organization of the event, alumnus Elizabeth Matthews said, “One of the main things to note is that the speaker at the dinner meeting will be Jonathan King, and that the proceeds of both the golf tournament and the annual meeting will go to support the Colin MacGuire “Big C” Scholarship which was fully endowed last year.”

At the dinner adding to the excitement, alumni can look forward to a special presentation given by Jonathan King. King currently serves as the Creative Director of Football Media for the University of Alabama Athletic Department. Giving a small glimpse of his various topics for the evening, King said, “At the Butler County Alumni event I get to share, for the first time, behind-the-scenes stories about how the ‘Bama Cuts’ barbershop series came about. I also get to talk about what we get to see from week to week as we travel with the team and film coaches and players in the locker room.”

King works alongside the football team and emphasized the hard work that happens behind the scenes. He said, “One of the things I look forward to the most at the Alumni Events is getting to share insight into what we do on the Creative Team for Football. We are always sharing the final version of an event in a highlight or graphic, and there are so many interesting stories behind how these things unfolded.” His love for his job definitely shines through during these events. He added, “One of my favorite things about these events, however, is the chance to answer questions from the audience about the program, and about what it’s like to lead a creative team for the greatest coach in college football. I’m very excited for the opportunity and hope Butler County Alumni members bring some great questions!” To register for either event or for more information contact Van Huggins at vhuggins@centurylink.net or Cody Wesley at codyhwco@camelliacom.com. Reservations for the dinner can be emailed to butlerco4ua@gmail.com.