DCCC to host 22nd annual golf tournament - Event will feature best-selling author James Dodson

April 18, 2013 – Davidson County Community College is looking for community members with the right swing to participate in its 22nd Annual DCCC Foundation Golf Tournament. The college continues its 50th anniversary celebration during this two-day event that includes a dinner featuring best-selling author James Dodson, followed by the tournament the next day.

The event will be held May 1-2 at Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington. Team cost (a foursome) is $600 and includes the pre-tournament dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, ranging from $250 to $5,000 to help support students, programs and special initiatives for DCCC’s future.

“We are looking forward to an exciting event where we’ll have the opportunity to play golf for a great cause,” says Larry Link, who has chaired the golf tournament for more than 20 years. “This is an event that the community – especially golf fans – won’t want to miss. James Dodson is an outstanding speaker.”

Dodson is an award-winning author whose golf writing career spans 25 years; he is also a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews. His latest book is “American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and the Modern Age of Golf.” Dodson currently serves as writer-in-residence for The Pilot newspaper and editor of the award-winning “PineStraw Magazine” in Southern Pines, an arts and cultural magazine in the Carolina Sandhills. He served as contributing editor and regular columnist for two decades at “Golf Magazine,” and also served as golf and travel correspondent for “Departures Magazine” of American Express.

Following the tournament, first, second and third prizes will be awarded for both morning and afternoon rounds; first place team members will each receive a unique trophy crafted by advanced manufacturing students at DCCC.

“So many members of this community, including our dedicated golf committee, work hard to make this an incredible and successful event,” Link adds. “In the end, this event benefits our community college – and that ultimately helps our friends, neighbors, and the entire community. Money raised from doing something as simple as playing golf may help students, who might not otherwise have the chance to attend college, by providing scholarships, programs and other opportunities. We encourage our friends and neighbors to participate in this worthy cause.”

Event sponsors include Thomasville Medical Center and Richard Childress Racing/ECR Engines. Anniversary sponsors include Bank of North Carolina, Follett Higher Education Group, Industrial Federal Bank and Mountcastle Insurance.

To register,go to www.dccc50.org or contact the DCCC Foundation at 336-224-4680 or foundation@davidsonccc.edu.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.