The Norman Transcript

July 17, 2013

School hosts golf tourney

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — An upcoming golf tournament will raise funds for teachers within the Moore Public School District, including teachers at Briarwood and Plaza Towers Elementary schools, which were destroyed in the May 20 tornado. Moore Public Schools Foundation for Academic Excellence will host its 12th annual golf tournament at Earlywine Park Golf Course starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26.

“The golf tournament is our largest fundraiser for the foundation,” said Dr. Kristi Scroggins, board president. “But it means a little more to everyone this year, as we will still be working to restore our school system in the aftermath of the tornado. The money we raise will not just enhance the classrooms impacted by the May storms but also will help to improve the entire educational experience of every child in Moore Public Schools.”

The first tournament was in 2001, and almost $10,000 was raised at that inaugural event. The tournament has been hosted every year since, and more than 100 participants were in last year’s event, which raised $20,000 for the foundation.

“We are hoping for a record-breaking turnout this year,” Scroggins said. “The school system needs our support now more than ever, and I am confident that the people in this area can rally together once again to support our community.”

Registration information for this year’s tournament will be available starting in mid-July on the foundation’s Facebook page or at https://docs.com/U1BX. Up to four people are eligible to play on each team, and there is no limit to the number of teams that can register. There are various sponsorship opportunities available for non-golfers, as well.

For questions about sponsorship or the tournament, contact Jamie Ward at jward@hucgocpa.com.