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Jasper County Tribune

8th Annual Kerri Brenner Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday

The 8th Annual Kerri Brenner Memorial Golf Tournament is ready to go for 9 a.m. July 25 to raise money to help local students.
The 8th Annual Kerri Brenner Memorial Golf Tournament is ready to go for 9 a.m. July 25 to raise money to help local students.

The 8th Annual Kerri Brenner Memorial Golf Tournament is still a go for 9 a.m. Saturday, and organizers are ready for people to come out and enjoy food and some golf for a good cause.

The memorial golf tournament began as a way to raise funds for Brenner, who during that time passed away. It was decided that people wanted the tournament to be held in honor of Brenner and the money raised could go on to produce scholarships in her name for the long term.

“Around that same time Kerri Brenner had passed away,” president of Colfax-Mingo Scholarships Maranda Case said. “The president at the time was good friends with their family and they decided that they would like to do that in memory of her so then they could produce those scholarships long term in her name.”

The memorial golf tournament serves as a way to raise money for scholarships in Brenner’s name as well as other scholarships for Colfax-Mingo graduates. The tournament includes 18-holes of golf at $200 per four person team, or $50 per person, golf cart rentals, silent auction and lunch.

“I think this year we have out $26,500 to the Colfax-Mingo Class of 2020 through our group and scholarships to allow them to pursue post-secondary education,” Case said.

With the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, there were some changes to how the event will run. Colfax-Mingo Scholarships, the group who helps put the event on, is taking extra precautions to insure that people are safe like serving lunch to people separately, being able to take cards for registration among other measures.

“Being an outside event it definitely helps,” Case said.

Not only will there be plenty of clubs swinging on the course, with prizes for the top three teams and hole prizes, and lunch being served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will also be a silent auction going on during the event for people to participate in a good cause.

“To celebrate the life of Kerri in addition to supporting a great cause to allow our local students opportunities to gain scholarships for pursuing an education past high school,” Case said.

The event hopes to bring people out to remember Brenner while also raising money for local students to go on and continue their education. The silent auction is open to anyone and lunch is also available for anyone to enjoy.

Contact Dustin Teays at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or dteays@newtondailynews.com

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