A record $320,000 was raised for SLCC student scholarships at the sixth annual Gail Miller Utah Leadership Cup on Monday, September 10. The event, which took place at the Hidden Valley Country club in Sandy, was presented by the SLCC Foundation Board.
More than 200 golfers representing 53 teams participated in the event, making it the most popular Leadership Cup to date. Nearly 100 volunteers and 50 SLCC students also answered the call to staff the tournament and ensure its success. In addition, SLCC Culinary Arts students showed their support and helped get the day off to a great start by treating the golfers to handmade omelets.
Golfers also enjoyed the company of local celebrities during the event including Utah Jazz commentator Ron Boone, 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship winner Kelsey Chugg and long-ball legend Mark Frampton, who can drive a golf ball 415 yards. The Utah Jazz Bear also made an appearance as well as Jazz owner Gail Miller, trustee emeritus for the SLCC Board of Trustees.
Besides serving as an avenue to fund SLCC scholarships, the Leadership Cup also proved to be personally successful for freshman Jaycee Galvin. While volunteering at the event, Jaycee shared his story with golfer Whitney Rigler, who was part of the Grand America Hotel team. Galvin shared he was unable to find a part-time job that worked with his school schedule. Rigler, impressed with Galvin’s commitment to his education, offered him a job on the spot. “I’m not willing to sacrifice homework time or miss any classes,” Galvin said. “To have someone say they’re willing to work with me was good to hear.”
A partial list of tournament donors:
- Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation
- JP Morgan Chase
- George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
- Mountain America Credit Union
- Sinclair/Grand America
- Zions Bank