This well-attended golf tournament is to help support education in the local community by awarding six local students out of 66 applicants with scholarships toward their college education.
Woodbury High School
- Emily Schommer
- Christian Castro
East Ridge High School
- Andrea Clinch
- Mollie Hagen
- Alexander Berger
- Kathryn Wamsted
“As the chair of the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Partnership Committee, I’m honored to be the title sponsor for the 28th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament,” said Lisa Palermo, campus director of the Globe University-Woodbury campus. “It’s our goal to not only support our local community, but to encourage and support higher education to high school students.”
President of the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce, Barbara Tuccitto Warren commented that this tournament is a great opportunity for businesses to receive recognition by our local community by sponsoring a hole and/or buying a round of golf at a spectacular 18-hole golf course with lunch and prizes while supporting our local high school students pursue their future education.
This will be Globe University-Woodbury campus’s fourth year sponsoring the tournament, but the first year as the title sponsor.
Scholarship Golf Tournament History
The Woodbury Chamber organized the tournament a quarter of a century go in memory of Woodbury’s first city administrator Jim Lacina, who sadly passed away due to a car accident. In his memory, they organized this golf tournament that would help raise scholarship money for his children’s’ post-secondary education.
By 1994 the Lacina family no longer needed the funds, but the chamber decided ‘keep the giving spirit alive.’ Throughout the years, the chamber has awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships to local high school students.
This year the chamber expects more than 100 golfers and is excited to award the six students above with their $1,000 scholarships toward their future educations.
About the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce
The Woodbury Chamber of Commerce is an association of local businesses organized and committed to promoting Woodbury’s economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests.
Their mission is to be a leader in promoting the spirit of our city and helping to enhance a progressive business environment as well as to serve as the business voice of Woodbury.
For more information or for additional questions, go to the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce website at www.woodburychamber.org or contact Heidi Hickey at 651- 578-0722.