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CCCC Foundation Golf Classic coming to Harnett

CCCC Foundation Golf Classic coming to Harnett

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The Central Carolina Community College Foundation hosts its first Harnett County Golf Classic on M ... (more)

02.19.2014College & CommunityCollege GeneralFoundationSpecial EventsSports

SANFORD - Golfers, grab your clubs for a day of fun and fellowship for a good cause as the Central Carolina Community College Foundation hosts its first Harnett County Golf Classic on March 20 at Chicora Golf Club.

Since 1989, the Foundation has hosted an annual Golf Classic in Lee County, raising funds for scholarships and other financial assistance for the college's students from the college's service area of Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties and elsewhere. During that time, more than $500,000 has been raised, helping hundreds of students to afford their college education.

In 2014, for the first time, the Foundation is hosting two additional Golf Classics: in Harnett County on Thursday, March 20, and in Chatham County on Wednesday, April 16.

"The Foundation is so excited to host this Harnett tournament in order to raise money to benefit CCCC students," said Parrish Daughtry, of Dunn, a CCCC Foundation board member. "The tournament will also raise public awareness of all the college has to offer our county and its citizens. So far the community support has been great."

More than 40 golfers have already registered for the event at Chicora. The course is recognized as one of the best in the greater Raleigh area. Lunch will be served at noon, and the Shotgun start is 1 p.m.

The format for the Harnett County Golf Classic is four-person Captain's Choice Flighted. Players will be flighted based on their handicaps. Top teams in each flight will receive prizes. There will also be contests for longest drive, closest-to-pin, and putting.

Four-person team packages are $400 and include green fees, cart rental, putting contest, and lunch. Sponsorships are available at various levels: a $100 Silver Sponsor receives sponsorship recognition; a $500 Gold Sponsor receives sponsorship recognition and one foursome; a $1,000 Platinum Sponsor receives two teams and sponsorship recognition; while the $3,000 Presenting Sponsor receives four teams and major sponsorship recognition.

"We are so grateful for the support we have received in Harnett County in the past, and now in the future, as we begin this new endeavor with our Golf Classic," said Emily Hare, director of the CCCC Foundation and Development Office. "Harnett County has given so much to us. We look forward to the event and hope everyone will come out and join us!"

The Harnett County Golf Classic registration form can be downloaded from the Foundation's web site, www.cccc.edu/foundation/events/golftournament. Registration is also available by contacting Hare at 919-718-7230 or by email at ehare@cccc.edu, or by calling Jonathan Hockaday at the Foundation, 919-356-4330.

The CCCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with, but independent of, Central Carolina Community College. It receives donations of money and equipment on behalf of the college and uses them to promote its educational mission and assist students through scholarships and grants.

For more information about the Foundation, its work and events, visit www.cccc.edu/foundation. For more information about classes and programs at Central Carolina Community College, visit www.cccc.edu.