More than $10,000 was raised to provide funding and financial aid to Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students during the 17th annual J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament held at Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome on Thursday, Oct. 22.
The tournament was sponsored by the Foundation at GNTC. James Derward Powell served as the president of GNTC from 1987-1994.
Teams that participated included: Bojo Team, Five Star Food Service, Fox Systems, Georgia Power, Gordon Hospital, GNTC Team, The HON Company, IVC, King Team, Kuglar Consulting, LeGrande Team, Lowes Distribution Group, Miura America, Mount Vernon Mills, Powell Team #1, Powell Team #2, Rehab Techniques, Rome Coca Cola, Toles, Temple, & Wright, and United Community Bank.
The J.D. Powell Memorial Golf Tournament was divided into two flights and prizes were awarded to the first place teams in each flight.
1st Flight – 1st Place
Bojo Team, consisting of: Tom Bojo, Tom Wilson, Tyler Blackwell, and Heath Hooper.
2nd Flight – 1st Place
LeGrande Team, consisting of: Jay LeGrande, Charles Pinkard, Bobby Hitchcock, and Chuck Wright.
Stephen Casey won “Closest to the Pin” and Blake Cescutti won “Longest Drive.”
The “Thanks for Coming Team Award,” awarded to the team with the highest round of the day, went to the Toles, Temple, & Wright Team, consisting of Craig McDaniel, Lionell Earwood, David McBurnett, and Brad Cooper.
Special guests playing in the tournament included members of the Powell family: Clayborn Bradfield, Blake Cescutti, Edmund Cescutti, Ray Hays, Tiff Magruder, Charlie Powell, Jim Powell, and Tripp Powell.
There were four Tournament Sponsors that donated $500 each. They are Bank of LaFayette; Bobbye F. Harris Foundation, Inc.; Redmond Regional Medical Center; and Shaw Industries Group.
Support also included four Tournament Textbook Sponsors that provided $250 each to help a GNTC student pay for textbooks. They include Heritage First Bank, Rome News Tribune, Starr-Mathews, and WEBS Radio.
Hole Sponsors that contributed $100 each were 95.7 The Ridge; Bekaert; Brown and Brown; Doris White; Ed Financial; Flegal Insurance; Fox Systems, Inc.; Franklin McNeal Furniture; Georgia Power; Graphic Advertising; Greene’s Jewelers; Hometown Headlines; IVC US Dalton, GA; J. Paul Ferguson, M.D.; Jackie Lynch; Parker Systems LLC; Pieper O’Brien and Herr; Precision Embroidery & Printwear; Ralph White; Redmond Regional Medical Center; Rehab Techniques, Inc.; Scott Logisitcs; Shelburne Advertising, Inc.; Steve Hurd; Terry Simmons State Farm Agency; Toles, Temple, & Wright; V3 Magazine; Vann and Valerie Brown; Venue Dog; WEBS Radio; and WLAQ.
Additional Support was provided by Barnsley Resort; Becky Turner; Blue Sky Outfitter; Bobby Lewis – Corrective Bodywork of Rome; Chick-fil-A; Coca Cola Enterprises; City Club Marietta Golf Course; Coosa Country Club; Costco; Dalton Daily Citizen; Five Star Food Service; Ford, Gittings & Kane; Georgia Farm Bureau – Walker County; Grainger; LaFayette Golf Course; Meadow Lakes Golf Course; North Georgia EMC/SEIDA; Ringgold Telephone Company; Riverside Auto Group; Rome Braves; Screenvision; ShopRite Supermarkets; Snazzy Rags Boutique; Steve Davis Ricoh USA, Inc.; Stonebridge Golf Club; and Studio Siri/Hanging Around Rome.