'Links for Learning' raises $10,000

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) Foundation recently held its eighth annual “Links for Learning” Golf Tournament fundraiser at the Morrilton Country Club.

UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis (from left), assistant to the UACCM chancellor Mary Newsome and UACCM Board of Visitors Chair Doug Brandon were “Loving LIFE” at the UACCM Foundation Golf Tournament at the Morrilton Country Club.

A field of more than 100 golfers enjoyed the three-person scramble under sunny skies.

Funds raised by the foundation through this and other fundraisers support the programs and facilities of UACCM. This year, funds will specifically support the upcoming capital campaign and efforts to raise money for scholarships, facility improvements and a new applied technology and workforce development center.  

UACCM Foundation Board Chair Doug Cahill said the success of the tournament was made possible by the generosity of the businesses, individuals, vendors and volunteers who contributed. “The UACCM Foundation is thankful for the overwhelming support by area businesses and individuals who made contributions toward the tournament, as well as for the great turnout,” he said. “Special thanks to all those who participated.”   

Luke Beck, Stuie Palmer and Brandon Zinser of ESS Transportation took home Petit Jean Meats gift boxes for first place in the championship flight.

Southwestern Energy Company was the tournament’s $3,500 platinum sponsor. Farmers and Merchants Bank served as the $2,000 gold sponsor and provided a pork tenderloin lunch for participants. Koontz Electric Co. Inc. pledged $1,000 as a tournament sponsor.  

Tournament winners included championship flight – first place, ESS Transportation; second place, Forum Energy Technologies; third place, Thomas Petroleum. First flight winners were – first place, Kirby’s Heating & Air Conditioning; second place, Mullins Commercial Service; third place, Southwestern Energy No. 1. Second flight winners were – first place, Warehouse Distributing; second place, VIRCO, Inc.; third place, SWN Drilling.  

Greens fees from Galla Creek Country Club were awarded to Lucas Stacks for longest drive, Dave Ward for longest putt and Nelson Ennis for closest to the pin.

Also taking home prizes were Nelson Ennis for closest to the pin, Lucas Stacks for longest drive, and Dave Ward for longest putt.

The UACCM Foundation, which is comprised of a volunteer board of directors, oversees the various fundraising activities undertaken on behalf of the college as well as the management and allocation of the funds received. For more information and photographs, visit the UACCM Foundation at uaccm.edu.

Taking home second place in the championship flight are team members from Forum Energy Technologies – Dave Ward (from left), Matt Leavell and Donnie Bates.