Scramble to benefit Crawford scholarship

Thursday, July 20, 2006

A group of Sharp County businessmen is sponsoring a golf tournament at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course on Aug. 5 to support a scholarship fund created to honor the late Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford.

A family friend, Jan Jones of Little Rock, established the scholarship at Ozarka College in Melbourne to carry on Crawford's tradition of helping at-risk youth needing a second chance to receive post high school education or job skills training.

"The scholaship is designed to assist the average student who has potential to do something with his or her life, and to keep those students above the necessity of having to enter the work force without education, training or preparation," Jones said. "I had such respect for Judge Crawford and the work he did for others that I wanted to do something that would be a lasting tribute to him."

The Ozarka College Foundation, a non-profit organization, has joined the Crawford Scholarship to a federal Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant that will match the Crawford scholarship funds dollar for dollar through Sept. 30.

The four-person scramble at the South Golf Course tees off at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.

A $200 team entry fee includes a team photo, lunch and eight hole prizes. The number of flights will be determined by the number of entries.

Interested parties can register by sending a check payable to HC golf and mailed to the CV Pro Shop, P.O. Box 840, Cherokee Village, AR 72525.

Entry information should include team members' names, with a phone number for the team captain. Cart fees will be paid for upon arrival. Golf cart reservations ae available with a $12 per seat rate. Entry deadline is Aug. 2.

Interested parties can contact the CV Pro Shop at 870-257-2555 or Bob Lauer at 870-257-2703.

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