Annual Speed Golf Scramble raises over $9k for engineering outreach

October 14th, 2014
Annual Speed Golf Scramble raises over $9k for engineering outreach

Alumnus Phil Johnston tees off during the annual golf outing.

The J.B. Speed School Alumni Council sponsored the 2nd Annual Golf Classic for Outreach June 9th at Nevel Meade Golf Course. A 4-person golf scramble, various golf challenges, and a silent auction were held which raises over $9,000.

“All this would not have been possible without the hard work from the Council members, the students, the Dean’s office volunteers, and the Alumni Association, said Norb Paulin, event chairman. “A very special thank you to all participating golfers and sponsors, especially to Neutral Zone who was our event sponsor for the second year.”

Proceeds from the tournament, sponsored in part by Neutral Zone Cardware, go toward outreach efforts offering a variety of hands-on engineering programs. These programs are designed to foster the interest of young children by making science and technology fun and relevant to their world, and to encourage students to continue their study of math and science to prepare them for later college admission and the career opportunities that lie beyond. Speed School offers an array of day camps during the summer months and works closely with 22 elementary and middle schools in the Louisville metropolitan area touching more than 3,000 students each academic year.

A portion of the proceeds from the “Golf Classic Fore Outreach” will be used to update equipment, purchase additional kits and various other program materials as the outreach program continues to grow at a record pace.