Two amazing events, the 2021 Golf Classic and Tennis Classic, took place on Monday, October 11th, 2021, at the Bridgemill Athletic Club both benefitting the students and teachers in the Cherokee County public school district.

Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) held its annual Golf Classic presented by Northside Hospital Cherokee. The players enjoyed a beautiful, breezy, autumn day where 100 golfers scrambled in a best ball tournament to help raise funds for Classroom Impact Grants across the district.

The golfers all enjoyed a grab-and-go breakfast, boxed lunches delivered on the course from Chick-fil-A, and a Mexican food buffet after the game.

The first-place Golf Classic foursome Scott Krug, Andrew Morrison, Brent Budde, and Jeff Brown all won trophies, and selected the following teachers and program as recipients for their first-place funds totaling $1000.00: The CCSD Special Olympics, Jeff Brown of Woodstock High School, Indian Knoll Elementary School Counselor Lori Waycaster, and Brent Budde of Sequoyah High School.

The Credit Union of Georgia was the presenting sponsor for our Inaugural Tennis Classic, which featured men's and women's doubles teams battling the courts in three pro-sets for a $1000.00 grand prize. Once the finals match was slated, the men's and women's teams consisting of Jenny Spain and Phoebe Cohen, as well as Mitchel Sumner and Ethan Nguyen, decided to split the prize to benefit two CCSD Teachers: Ashley Bates, 5th Grade Teacher at Carmel Elementary, and Kyle Shugart, 5th Grade Teacher at Sixes Elementary, each received a $500 Classroom Impact Grant.

A 50/50 Raffle was also held on tournament day, and Felisa Hunter, one of the golf contestants, won a prize of $1000.00 and another $1000.00 benefitted CCEF. 

The 2022 Golf and Tennis Classics are calendared for Columbus Day next year, Monday, October 10th. 

Make sure to check out all the awesome photos from the day of the event on our Facebook page and tag yourself and any familiar faces you may see! Cherokee County Educational Foundation and the students, teachers, and faculty of CCSD are incredibly thankful for all the support displayed by our players and sponsors.