Date: October 20, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas Hosts Largest Crowd to Date at Golftoberfest 2010
(Fayetteville, AR) Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas (SPSF NWA) hosted its annual Golftoberfest fundraising event Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Gator Golf in Fayetteville. Golftoberfest 2010, presented by Splenda, is Northwest Arkansas’s original miniature golf tournament that raises funds and awareness for SPSF NWA. More than $6,600 was raised through local business sponsors and team registrants for the two-flight tournament.
Over 200 supporters attended Golftoberfest 2010 as golfers or volunteers, including SPSF NWA scholarship recipients, graduates and their children. This fun, family-friendly event offered a festival type atmosphere with lunch sponsored and served by Liberty Bank of Arkansas, kettle corn popped on site by Old Tyme Foods, and extra activities for children. Golftoberfest also serves as a Make a Difference Day project for the University of Arkansas, and approximately 20 U of A students volunteered at the event.
Each golfer and participant took home the official 2010 Golftoberfest t-shirt and two goody bags! Teams were awarded prizes for first, second and third place positions in both flights.
The winning teams are as follows:
1st Place- Coleson Burns’ Team
2nd Place- Bank of Fayetteville
3rd Place- Splenda
1st Place- Walmart Replenishment Team
2nd Place- Beavers and Broomfield Family Dentistry
3rd Place- Dave Bowman’s Team
First place teams walked away with the coveted Golftoberfest bobble head trophies, and all winning teams were awarded prizes donated by local businesses and supporters. Golfers with a hole-in-one were awarded miniature cars, and Splenda presented extra prizes to those closest to the pin.
Presenting sponsor: Splenda
Lunch Sponsor: Liberty Bank
Hole-in-One Sponsors: Sage Partners and Ernst & Young
Hole Sponsors: Bank of Fayetteville, Beavers and Broomfield Family Dentistry, Ben Ragsdale, Cypert Crouch Clark & Harwell, Fayetteville Metro Kiwanis, Garrison Asset Management, John and Joan Threet, Dr. Kenton A. Ross DMD, Larry Bittle Insurance, McDonald Eye Associates, Metropolitan National Bank, Walmart & Sam’s Club, CitiScapes Metro Monthly, Hot Mix 101.9, NWA Media, Fayetteville Flyer
Founded in 1984, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas, Inc. helps single parents build better, brighter futures by providing encouragement and access to higher education. Each year SPSF NWA awards over $300,000 in scholarships to more than 100 recipients to help them pay for their education and related living expenses. The average GPA of a SPSF NWA scholarship recipient is 3.16 and more than 80% of SPSF NWA graduates obtain gainful employment within six months of graduation. Scholarships are funded entirely by donations from individuals businesses, civic and community groups, churches and foundations. Statewide there are 70 Single Parent Scholarship Fund Affiliates. For more information, or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.spsfnwa.org.