ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Fundraiser Returns May 14 to Dancing Rabbit
After a two-year absence due to weather and COVID-19, the East Central Community College Warrior Golf Classic is back and raising money for student scholarships. Registration is already underway for the 18th Annual Warrior Golf Classic scheduled for Friday, May 14, on the Azaleas Course of the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw.
Sponsored by the ECCC Alumni Association, the tournament provides participants with a round of golf on one of the state’s best courses, lunch, and an opportunity to win plenty of prizes. There are prizes for the top teams, individual prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin, and plenty of door prizes including a La-Z-Boy recliner.
Proceeds from the tournament support the scholarship program at East Central Community College, and during the last tournament more than $12,000 was raised, according to Maria McLeod, assistant to the vice president for public information and tournament coordinator.
“The yearly success of our golf classic is made possible through the generous support of individuals, businesses and industry in the area. We are grateful for all those, both inside and outside of our district, who take part each year and make this event such a success. We hope to have another great turnout for this year’s tournament,” McLeod said.
The four-person scramble will begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The Warrior Golf Classic will conclude with lunch and an awards ceremony at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Gold sponsorships are available for $700 and include a four-player team and a hole sponsorship. Individual player registration is $165 per person. Non-playing sponsorships include Food and Beverage for $200 and Holes for $200.
All registered players will receive range balls before play, greens fees, cart, and lunch. Mulligans will also be available for purchase.
Online registration is available at www.eccc.edu/estore or contact McLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-635-6303. The deadline to register is Friday, May 7.
Warrior Tennis Defeats Holmes, Falls to Alabama Opponents
The East Central Community College men's tennis team went 1-2 over the week of March 1-8 with a loss to Coastal Alabama-South, a win over Holmes, and a loss against nationally-ranked Wallace State. The results move the Warriors to 6-5 on the year.
"We had some tough days against some potentially top-10 programs, but we showed great effort on several courts," said ECCC head coach Jay Pacelli. "Against Holmes we got some of our hard-working players that have been on the bench in the mix and each guy showed some terrific effort for us, it was really good to see."
The matches all had ups and downs with a 5-4, tight loss to the Coastal Alabama Sun Chiefs, a dominating 8-1 win over Holmes, and an 8-1 loss to Wallace State.
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