Ogeechee Tech Foundation Holds Successful Golf Tournament
The Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. held its annual J. David Russell Memorial Golf Tournament in support of the College’s Adult Literacy program on Friday, November 16 at Willow Lake Golf Club in Metter. The tournament saw 19 teams compete for honors in the event which not only helped raise funds and awareness to support literacy efforts, but which is an ongoing memorial to the late J. David Russell, long time Vice-President of Ogeechee Technical College under whose oversight the annual literacy golf tournament was operated for many years.
In opening comments Dr. Dawn Cartee, Ogeechee Tech president, stated, “Literacy is the very basis for future education and professional growth and success. Students who want to go on to achieve a certificate, diploma, or degree must have the basic literacy skills to succeed. Having viable training can lead to a stable job which in turn can mean a better way of life for the student and their family.” She went on to say, “David Russell believed in giving people an opportunity to succeed, and it is appropriate that this tournament memorializes him, especially considering the many years of tournaments that he conducted for Ogeechee Tech.”
Beth Mathews, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement coordinated the tournament. She thanked the teams who played and all the volunteers who supported the event. “This is very much a group effort and I want to thank all the individuals and companies which supported the event. The tournament would not have been a success without everyone’s hard work and commitment,” stated Mathews.
For more information about Adult Literacy and GED training at Ogeechee Tech, visit www.ogeecheetech.edu.
Contact: Barry Turner