The annual Tyler Junior College Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament has been cancelled, for the first time in its 33-year history.
The tournament was originally planned for Thursday, Sept. 10, at Hollytree Country Club.
“The golf tournament committee diligently evaluated many options for this year’s tournament; however, we felt that cancelling was ultimately the best course of action,” said Walter K. Wilhelmi, 2020 tournament chair. “While we are as dedicated as ever to providing scholarships for TJC students, the safety of our students, volunteers and participants is of the utmost importance.”
Wilhelmi added that, even though the tournament won’t take place, many sponsors and players have elected to direct 100 percent of their 2020 tournament commitments toward student scholarships.
For more than 30 years, the golf tournament has served as the largest continual source of funding for annual scholarships at TJC.
“During these challenging times, scholarships are needed now more than ever at TJC,” said Paul Prewitt, TJC director of annual giving. “Thanks to the continued generosity of our loyal sponsors and players, almost 100 students will benefit from tournament scholarships this year. We are very grateful for the incredible support.”