COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – On Friday, golfers swung their clubs for a cause; they participated in the 2nd Annual Phenix City Mayor’s Golf Tournament.
For years, Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe and his wife Deborah have offered scholarship opportunities to local students. They raise funds for their scholarships through their annual golf tournament and prom.
Tickets and donations for both events help send Phenix City students to traditional universities, two-year colleges, and trade schools. Mayor Lowe says he is working to plant the seeds of his city’s future generation.
“What we’re fundraising for is to help this generation so they can continue to bless our generation,” Lowe said. “So when we get older…because we’re allowing them right now, they’ll be able to allow us when we can’t afford ourselves.”
The event was sponsored by several local organizations, including Wiregress RC&D, a council that works to support economic development in places like Russell County. Representative Leroy Davis, Jr. said helping to continue the education of these young students would in turn bring resources back to the county.
“We’re hoping that if we can get them into college, they’ll come back here and work,” Davis said.
20 golf teams battled it out for the first title and the elusive hole-in-one.
News 3’s golf team even managed to “keep it in the fairway”.
The annual Phenix City Mayor’s Ball will be held June 25 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.