by Ryan Bower, Assistant Director of Public Relations
This year’s title sponsor, KeyBank, contributed $15,000 toward the total and has made a commitment as title sponsor for the next four years. KeyBank has also established its own scholarship for Cedarville students. In 2005, KeyBank spearheaded the construction of Cedarville’s KeyBank Trading Center on campus.
The event began with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, and players were treated to both a lunch and dinner buffet. Food was provided by Chick-fil-A, Pioneer College Caterers and Subway. Nearly 20 volunteer staff from Cedarville helped to run the event, while almost 40 corporate sponsors took part.
“We want to thank everyone who came out to play in our annual golf open,” said Stephanie Carroll, director of alumni relations and annual giving. “It was a beautiful day out on the course.”
Corporate team sponsors included Highland Consulting Associates, Inc., Domo, Voss Toyota/Scion, Greene Memorial Hospital, Danis, Urbancrest at Lebanon, McAfee, Goodson Clothing & Supply Co., LeBlanc, Nettles & Davis Law Group, Paul J. Ford & Company and Applied Mechanical Services.
Several businesses also served as hole sponsors for the day, including One Bistro, Bowser Morner, Clark’s Pharmacy, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Post Printing, Buckeye Charter, Wallace & Turner, Inc., CompManagement, Johnstone Supply and Millennium Advisory Services, Inc.
In addition to individual teams, the Golf Open also included corporate teams from Cerdant, Inc., McGohan Brabender, Prairie Farms Dairy, Triec, Pella Sales, Inc., LeMaster Steel Erectors, Inc., Dale’s Truck Parts, High Tech Automotive and Raymond James/Lou Vision.
Four businesses, Lepi Enterprises, Hartley Oil Company, Integrated Building Systems and Nellie’s Ice Pops, partnered as contributing sponsors of the event.
“We are so thankful to all of the businesses who gave generously to help support Cedarville University,” said Carroll. “The donations given to scholarships will help ensure that students who wish to attend Cedarville University can do so. We’d like to send a special thank you to KeyBank for being our title sponsor this year.”
The Cedarville Scholarship Open was open to female and male players of all levels and was played in an 18 hole, four-person scramble format. The team from Dale’s Truck Parts came away as the overall winners for the day.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.