Estevan Swing for Scholarships Fundraiser ResultsJuly 11, 2017
The 5th Annual “Swing for Scholarships” Golf tournament was held Thursday, June 22nd at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club. This was a record year for the tournament raising more than $40,000 when matched by the Government of Saskatchewan’s Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Fund.
This year’s tournament boasted a new format. Southeast College partnered with Estevan based business Wil-Tech Industries as the tournament’s presenting sponsor. President of Wil-Tech Industries Jim Wilson had this to say about the success of the tournament, “We are very pleased with the success of this years Swing for Scholarships tournament and we hope to help the College raise even more funds for student scholarships in the years to come.” Wil-Tech Industries representatives announced that they have committed to the tournaments presenting sponsor for an additional four years.
“The generous donations that are received at our tournaments go a long way to help financially support our students,” said Jeff Richards, VP of Strategic Development. “The success of events such as Swing for Scholarships will help to build and sustain Southeast College’s Entrance Awards fund for years to come.”
Fifty-three golfers enjoyed their day on the course. After golf, participants enjoyed prime rib dinner, silent auction and prizes at the Southeast College’s Estevan Campus. The highlight of the evening was a keynote speech delivered by Energy and Resource Minister the Honorable Dustin Duncan. Duncan expressed the Government of Saskatchewan’s commitment to scholarships as well as portraying his own experiences as an alumni student of Southeast College’s university classes.
Southeast College is proud to be the Trainer of Choice in Southeast Saskatchewan, serving approximately 8,000 learners and producing over 5,000 graduates annually.