The Big Sandy College Educational Foundation, Inc. will host the William G. Duke Golf Scramble on Thursday, May 15, at StoneCrest golf course in Prestonsburg.
This year’s scramble will benefit the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium. Located on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, the Science Center serves as a hub for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in eastern Kentucky. The center features an interactive exhibit hall, planetarium and popular laser light shows. Last year, more than 8,500 students from 61 schools in 11 counties visited the facility.
“The Science Center provides innovative and interacting learning resources for the students of eastern Kentucky,” said Dr. George D. Edwards, president and CEO of Big Sandy Community and Technical College.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with tee-off set for 9 a.m. The scramble will be a four-person format. Entry fee is $400 per team and includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams, hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the pin. There will also be an assortment of door prizes.
This year’s corporate sponsors include: Citizens National Bank, AEP/Kentucky Power, Kentucky Coal Academy, Excel Mining and Booth Energy.
The scramble honors the life and legacy of William G. (Bill) Duke, who served as special projects coordinator at BSCTC from 2004 until the time of his death on November 12, 2012. Duke was a pioneer in education and a visionary in workforce development. He started his career teaching in a one-room school in Johnson County in 1962. From 1972-2001, he worked as director of the Carl D. Perkins Rehabilitation Center.
“This golf scramble pays tribute to a man that valued education and made it his life’s work,” Dr. Edwards added. “I encourage the public to join us for a day of golf for a great cause.”
For more information or to register a team, contact Leslie Bays at (606) 886-7391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.