Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Golfers Raise $$$ for Scholarships

Salt Lake Community College hosted the annual Gail Miller Utah Leadership Cup at Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy, raising almost $200,000 for scholarships that benefit students at SLCC. In particular, $10,000 of proceeds raised will go toward scholarships for veterans attending SLCC. Funds will also support student athletes and the general student population at SLCC.

It's in the hole!

The agony of defeat!

The peacock went like THIS!

More than 40 teams competed, with 26 corporate-sponsored teams and 15 holes sponsored by corporations. More than 60 SLCC students volunteered time to help out with the tournament alongside 56 SLCC staff members. Gov. Gary Herbert joined Gail Miller and SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin on the course to greet players and talk with students. Sen. Gene Davis also played on a team, and local celebrities Craig Bolerjack, Kurt Kragthorpe, Mark Frampton, the Utah Jazz Bear and Jazz Dancers also joined golfers on the course.

Golfers pause to remember victims of 9/11.

Just trying to help!

Student volunteers get ready to help.

Huftalin thanked donors that included the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation, Mountain America Credit Union, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Sinclair, Grand America, Zions Bank, Scott Machinery, L-3 Technologies, Utah Media Group and Utah Food Services. "I am humbled by your support and sincerely thank you on behalf of SLCC for helping us change lives," Huftalin told supporters of the tournament.

Winning teams for flights one, two and three were JPMorgan Chase & Co., MountainStar Healthcare and Deseret First Credit Union. Jeff Beacher won the award for the straightest drive while Steve Koch and Brady Machin smacked the longest drives. Beau Etling's deft touch landed him the "Closest to the Pin" award for the day.

SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin, left, and Gail Miller watch golfers.

Gov. Gary Herbert shares sports memories with SLCC athletes.