LCC Foundation golf outing is July 14
Playing golf can help someone pay for college?
The LCC Foundation has been accomplishing this feat for 27 years with its annual golf outing.
This year’s scramble is scheduled for Thursday, July 14 at the Royal Scot Golf Course on Lansing’s west side.
Bill Motz, a member of the LCC Foundation’s Board of Directors, explained the purpose of the outing.
“Back in 1990 we instituted the first golf outing and we’re now coming up on the 27th year of doing that,” Motz said. “The money has always gone back to the Foundation because that’s the aim for that. This allows us to provide scholarships for business students here at LCC.”
Motz a full-time marketing faculty member and the adviser to the American Marketing Association chapter at LCC, spoke about the different ways to donate to the cause and play a round of golf.
“The (sponsor) partnership package is $1,600, which … after we subtract the actual cost of golf, all of that money goes to a scholarship for that particular person (or organization),” he said.
“Sienna Heights University has done this for a number of years and we’ve have some other people off and on through the years.
“Most (advertisers), if they’re golfers, will get the gold package, which is $600, because that includes the golf, the tee sign, the recognition in the program, and things of that nature.”
The cost per four-person team is $320 ($80 per player).
The 18-hole outing starts July 14 with a golfer report time of 8:15 a.m. Golfing is set to begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
The format is a four-person scramble. Recognition is given to top teams and individuals.
“There are usually a half dozen, what I call, ‘competitive teams’ and the rest are out just for the social event of the day,” Motz said.
“This used to be the ‘Marketing and Sales Scholarship Golf Outing’, but we basically decided to open it up (and) call it the ‘LCC Foundation Scholarship Golf Outing,’ with the notion that I work in conjunction with the Athletic Department and … the Student Life department.
“So, all those students will eventually have the opportunity to receive funds from this particular day’s event. Traditionally, we take in somewhere between $15,000 and $20,000.”
Tom Field, the director of the Infrastructure Support Services department in the ITS Division at LCC, is a regular participant in the golf outing.
“It’s a good time,” Field said. “Bill (Motz) and others have done a wonderful job with this thing over the years. So, yeah I’m happy to participate not only because it helps scholarships, but, from a purely selfish point of view, it’s just a darn-well-run outing.
“We’ve had a lot lesser golf outings for scholarships over the years, and I’ve been at almost all of them, but this has always been the flagship event.”
Motz also gave his opinion on the event as a whole.
“This is my 27th and I’ve never golfed a day in my life,” he said. “My philosophy, as far as the golf outing, is always that golfers don’t mind golfing, but when they can see students and recognize the money they’re giving is going to benefit (students) … it’s a real positive endeavor.”
The deadline to sign up for the LCC Foundation Golf Outing is July 7. To register or for more information go to www.lcc.edu/golfouting/