Antelope Classic Yields Fun & Funds for Foundation

 (Lamar, Colorado; October 17, 2012)

Seventeen teams competed Saturday, October 13th in the Lamar Community College Foundation Antelope Classic Golf Tournament.  The college is celebrating its 75th anniversary in the 2012-2013 year, so this year’s tournament was special to all who participated and worked at the tournament.

 The weather cooperated to yield a beautiful day, ending with a short rain to complete the Foundation’s eleventh tournament.  The event raised nearly $8,000 this year.  “Aided by sunny skies, this year’s tournament was a big success and a lot of fun,” commented Norm Arends, LCCF chair and golfer.

  “The tournament is a good opportunity increase awareness of the Foundation and raise funds. I am particularly grateful to those teams who donated their cash prizes back to the Foundation.  This simple act shows a tremendous amount of support for our college.”

The teams were split between Blue and Gold flights with Legacy Bank/Tempel Grain taking first, first-time competitors “The 4-Strokers” taking second, and Brase Insurance finishing third in the Blue flight.  In the Gold flight, Ace Tire took first, JBS/Heath & Turpin eased into second, and Hilltop Ranch took third.  $1,000 of the cash prizes were donated back to the Foundation.

Not to be outdone, four individuals separated themselves from the pack to win flag prizes.  They were Mike Brooks (Longest Putt), John Robinson (Closest to the Pin), Brandon Milenski (Longest Drive), and Gene LaCost (Shortest Drive).

  The tournament raises unrestricted funds for the Foundation, so it can continue its work in supporting the college.  Much of the Foundation’s past fundraising efforts have been directed at scholarships.  With state funding for higher education continuing to contract, the Foundation has an expanded role in program support, capital construction, and other efforts that directly and indirectly benefit LCC’s students.

For more information on the LCC Foundation and its expanded fundraising efforts, contact Anne-Marie Crampton at 336.1520 or


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