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BC Foundation’s Gator Classic to feature highly-acclaimed golf show

BC Foundation’s Gator Classic to feature highly-acclaimed golf show

Thu Apr 12, 2018

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For nearly two decades, the Brazosport College Foundation Golf Tournament has been a major fundraiser for student scholarships at Brazosport College.

For its 20th-annual event, however, the BC Foundation is raising the bar. Actually, thanks to Freeport LNG, this year’s tournament is bigger than ever. Beginning this year, the BC Foundation Golf Tournament is transitioning to the 2018 Gator Classic Presented by Freeport LNG, and it’s an event unlike any of the Foundation’s previous 19 tournaments.

The Gator Classic is now a premiere two-day event, Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27. The tournament will be played on the April 27, with a social event — the Blue Jacket Social Scholarship Celebration — held a day earlier, from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 26.

“Freeport LNG is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the Gator Classic because we know how important scholarships are to student success,” said Wendy Mazurkiewicz, Director, Community Affairs, Freeport LNG. “The tournament is bigger and better than ever before and we know that the community will be excited about all of the great things this tournament has to offer in support of the Foundation’s mission.”

Taking place at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College, the Blue Jacket Social is a celebration of scholarship donors and recipients. The evening will feature delicious food, interactive activities and an inspirational message from special guest, Dennis Walters, Honorary Lifetime Member of The PGA of America, Distinguished Service Award Recipient and paraplegic. Walters was on track to successfully play on the PGA Tour when he had a golf cart accident paralyzing him from the waist down.  

The golf tournament will be held on April 27 at The Wilderness Golf Course in Lake Jackson. However, before the tournament tees off at 12:30 p.m., Walters will provide an exhilarating performance of precision golf trick shots from unusual lies. Since he began making golfing presentations, Walters has made more than 3,000 appearances in all 50 states. Along the way, he has earned numerous awards including, most recently, the United States Golf Association’s highest honor, the Bob Jones Award. Walters is also one of only 11 honorary lifetime members of the PGA of America, an extremely exclusive club that includes three former U.S. Presidents.

The Dennis Walters Golf Show will begin at 11 a.m. at The Wilderness and is expected to last about an hour. The public is invited to this unique and fun show.

At the conclusion of Walters’ show, a four-player scramble tournament will start, with the Blue Jacket Award Presentation, in which the winning team is presented with blue jackets and thus forming the new Blue Jacket Winners Club, closing out the event.

Norell Construction will host a crawfish boil for players and sponsors following the Blue Jacket Award Presentation. The 2018 Gator Classic will also serve as a soft launch to Brazosport College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

The tournament is sold out, but hole sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit www.brazosport.edu/classic or contact the Brazosport College Foundation office at (979) 230-3234. To learn more about the Dennis Walters Golf Show, go to www.denniswalters.com.