The Morgan Education Foundation’s 3rd annual golf tournament was held at Round Valley Golf Course on Tuesday, August 2nd. Thirty-one teams and twenty sponsors came together in the morning to help raise funds supporting education in Morgan.
The Morgan Education Foundation was established in 2007 in order to unite the community in the support of our public schools’ student success. One of the primary purposes of the foundation is to provide teacher, student, and scholarship grants. $3,500 was raised by the tournament last year to go towards these purposes, and they are expecting even better results this year.
A major focus of the tournament was also to raise funds for the Trojan Century Center currently under construction. Unexpected expenses have arisen now that construction has begun, and additional funds will be required to cover these costs. Around $300,000 of the $400,000 needed has been raised. Money from this event will help to cover those extra costs.
Teams participating in the tournament each sponsored a hole for $200 to raise the money. Sponsors of the event weren’t just from Morgan County. Businesses and individuals from all over came together to assist in raising funds. “We simply support the community and think it’s a beautiful place,” said Tom Olson of Les Olsen Company. Prizes were awarded and a raffle was held at a lunch afterward.
The Morgan Education Foundation would like to express their gratitude towards Dennis Peterson and Round Valley Golf Course. The following sponsors also made this event possible: Abbey Inn St. George, Apple Spice Junction, Advanced Machinery, Alaskan Inn, Anasazi Steakhouse & Gallery, Axa Advisors, Barber Brothers, Bell Photography, Brady Industries, Bushwhacker USA, Cache Valley Electric, Coca Cola, Costco, Crown Trophy, DATC, Design West Architects, Devil’s Slide Credit union, Dick Kearsley Service Center, Family Tree, First Bank of Morgan, Goldenwest Credit Union, Hogan & Associates, Hubbard Golf Course, IKON, Jubilee Foods, Karen’s Kreations, Les Olsen, Little & Sons, Les Schwab Tires, Office Products Dealer, Olive Garden, Pallett Express, Red Rock Landscape, QWEST/Shoretel, riverprint, Round Valley Golf Course, Schneiders Bluff Golf Course, Texas Road House, Timbermine, Teachers-Teachers.com, Troy Markham, United Way, Utah Grizzlies, VCBO, Weber State University, Westland Construction, and Zion’s Bank.