Bay College Foundation honored golfers who have golfed in the Bay College Scholarship Golf outing all 25 years. Picture from left are: Mike Nardi, Bill Marmalick, Dave Pechawer, Tom Gregoire and Bob Bink.
The first Bay College Golf Outing took place 25 years ago, the first charity golf outing in Delta County. It was all started because many students cannot afford a college education. In fact, with 90% of Bay students qualifying for financial assistance, the need for help through scholarships is great. The scholarships that are awarded provide a bridge of opportunity to the students who receive them, while simultaneously advancing education in our community.
Since 1991, the Bay College Scholarship Golf Outing has helped more than 241 students complete their degree. Dave Pechawer has been a long term participant in this event. “I’ve golfed in this golf outing for all 25 years,” said golfer Dave Pechawer. “What I love about this event, is it’s all about the students. 100% of the proceeds support student success through scholarships.”
Foundation Vice President Kim Carne says, “Bay College is so fortunate to be part of a community that is dedicated to enhancing and enriching lives through higher education. I can’t thank the golfers, sponsors and supporters enough for their continuing support. I especially want to thank the generous businesses that sponsored the event at the master level: CMDA - Attorneys at Law, Crawford Funeral Homes, EMP, ESG Experience, First Bank, Niagara Logistics, Premier Real Estate, Schneider, Larche & Haapala CPAs, Stewart Manufacturing and UP State Bank.”
Founded in 1972, the Bay College Foundation connects businesses, organizations and individuals to the rewards of changing lives and advancing communities with higher education. Over the past 40 years, the Foundation has been raising funds for student scholarships, program development, community arts, and campus enhancements improving the overall educational environment.