Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015

GCS Scholarship Golf Tournament Raises $42,000Greenville County Schools employees and sponsors participated in the 20th annual Greenville County Schools Scholarship Golf tournament to raise money for high school seniors. The tournament was the most financially successful to date, raising more than $42,000.

“It is a great opportunity to come out here and raise money for scholarships, a chance for our schools to compete, people at the district to compete. Nice prizes. The biggest thing is that at the end of the day we raise a whole lot of money for our students,” said Superintendent Burke Royster.

The tournament at Pebble Creek Club featured a luncheon catered by Mutt's BBQ. Raffle items were donated by businesses and Greenville County Schools Career Centers. The centers donated Clemson and Carolina corn hole boards, decorative tables, a fire pit and wooden chairs.

“They have done a great job, every year the prizes they have are bigger, better and done with more skill,” Royster said.

The tournament has raised more than $460,000 in the past two decades. Half of the scholarship money is given to children of Greenville County Schools employees.

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