The College Fundraiser Tournament at Stonewall November, 4 was a success as over $5,000 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 Michael Ogrodnik.
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, five in 2010, two in 2011, two in 2012 and four more in 2013. 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.
The Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association Scholarship Fund Inc. is a 501c3 charitable organization.
Sam Nardi -Sam graduated from Devon Preparatory School in 2012, where he was also a member of the National Honor Society. He was a very engaged individual and participated in many activities such as Varsity golf, Varsity basketball, the school paper as the associate sports editor, key club, Christian Action program and Student Council. Additionally, he volunteered in grassroots such as “March for Life” and community outreach programs. His love and passion for the game of golf was evident when he began working at Cobbs Creek Golf Club, something he plans to do again this summer. He is currently attending West Chester University as a Pre-Physical Therapy Major with a minor in Finance.
Corey Smith -Corey graduated from Phoenixville High School in 2011, where he was a four year letterman in ice hockey and golf. He is currently attending West Chester University with a major in psychology. In 2012 his love for competitive golf continued as a member of a very strong golf team at West Chester University. In 2013, Corey and the Golden Rams will try to unseat the current powerhouse of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.