First Posted: 4/29/2015
CLARKS SUMMIT — Golfers will compete on May 18 at Glen Oak Country Club to raise funds for scholarships at Summit University, formerly Baptist Bible College and Seminary.
Golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf on a championship-caliber course, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages. Each will receive a $75 gift card to the Glen Oak Pro Shop and the chance to win electronics and tickets to local events. At dinner, prizes will be awarded for on-course accomplishments, such as closest to the pin and longest drive. Binghamton-Ithaca Express, Inc. and Scranton Toyota will sponsor two Hole-In-One contests, with grand prizes of $10,000.
Jim Burke, executive vice president and chief lending officer at Wayne Bank, has served as chair of the Golf Classic since 2008.
Other community leaders on the committee include Gil Murray, president of Global Risk Management; Bill Burkavage, chairman of Burkavage Design Associates; Frank Lisk, sales manager of Payne Printery, and Jon Konzelman, director of the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
The 2014 event was record breaking, with 100 golfers, 40 sponsorships and $72,000 raised for student scholarships. Lisa Konzelman, director of Summit University’s Annual Fund and Special Events, hopes to exceed that goal during the 10th anniversary celebration this year. The event receives 100 percent board participation every year.
Golfers and sponsors who have participated since the event’s inception in 2005 will be honored this year, alongside those involved since the tournament came to Glen Oak Country Club five years ago.
In honor of 10 years, hole number 10 will be the President’s Challenge Hole. For $5, golfers can challenge the drive hit on the hole and either use the drive or disregard it. As a thank you, Summit University President Dr. Jim Lytle will present the golfer with a gift.
Summit University students and staff will attend to lend a hand.