The College Fundraiser Tournament at Stonewall last October, 25 was a huge success as over $7,000 was raised to benefit the PPGA Scholarship Fund. Thank you to all of you who supported the Scholarsip this year and we look forward to reaching even more deserving more young men and women in the future. The big winner of the raffle for the three-some to Merion GC was Dan Shappardson.
The PPGA Scholarship Fund was started in 2008 as a way for the PPGA to give back to the community and assist young men and women in pursuit of higher education. Two students were awarded scholarships in 2008, five were awarded in 2009 and five more in 2010. The goal of the PPGA Scholarship program is to reach and assist as many young people as possible in and around the Philadelphia area and surrounding communities.
High School Seniors
Matthew Bello-Cullen – Matthew graduated from St. Pius X in Pottstown where he played varsity golf. An avid athlete who participated in CYO baseball and basketball, Matthew enjoys caddying at venerable Philadelphia CC. He hopes to study Business/Finance at St. Joseph’s University.
William Erskine – A product of North Penn HS in Lansdale, William played varsity baseball while finding time to golf for the break it afforded from his baseball regimen. Planning to study Business Administration at Penn State Abington, William spends his summers working in the bag room at Green Valley CC.
Travis Gahman – Bridgewater College All-Conference golfer, Travis hails from Souderton Area HS. He played varsity golf and was active with his church youth group. A two time PPGA Player of the Year who made the individual cut at the NCAA Division III National Championships in 2010, Travis majors in Health & Exercise Science and Nutrition & Wellness.
Greg Jarmas – Lower Merion HS and Cobbs Creek GC standout, Greg is currently enjoying his freshman year on the Princeton University golf team. The 2009 GAP Junior Sportsman of the Year, Greg has volunteered his time to The First Tee of Philadelphia and Philabundance; he plans to major in Psychology.
Shannon Massott – Archbishop Ryan graduate where she played golf, soccer, and softball, Shannon still found time to mentor and tutor a younger student with learning disabilities. The first female All-Catholic League golfer at Ryan, Shannon intends to study Physical Therapy at Arcadia University.