The Henderson County Education Foundation held its 15th Annual Golf Classic Tournament on Oct. 11th, raising over $40,000 to support and enhance the educational experience for all Henderson County students and teachers.

“We are deeply grateful for the players, donors, sponsors, and volunteers who helped to champion public education through this important annual event. The proceeds raised will enable us to support our work of holistic student success,” said Summer Stipe, Executive Director of the Henderson County Education Foundation.

The Annual Golf Tournament is the Foundation’s largest and one of its longest running fundraising events. Proceeds go right back into the community, supporting the needs of the county’s most vulnerable students as well as post-secondary scholarships to graduating seniors, instructional support
for arts and music education, STEM education through the Muddy Sneakers program and Discover STEM Camps, and the continued support of Leader in Me throughout Henderson County Public Schools.

This year’s outing was held at the prestigious Champion Hills Golf Course and presented by LS3P, PFA Architects and Vannoy Construction. “What a fantastic day and well run event!“ Said Brian Walker, Vannoy’s Vice-President. “Alongside PFA and LS3P, Vannoy Construction absolutely loves the partnership with HCPS and seeing the ultimate impact on our future generations’ education.”

Additional tournament sponsors included: AdventHealth Hendersonville, Champion Comfort Experts, Dominion Energy, Tom & Sue Fazio, First Citizens, GE Current, Harper General Contractors, Curt Marker, Sue Marker, Novus Architects, Pepsi-Cola of Asheville, PGG Group of Baird, Schneider Electric, Southern Alarm & Security, Triangle Stop Stores, Weichert Realtors – Mountain Partners, Wells Fargo Advisors – Jim Wiley, WGLA Engineering, Realty One Group Pivot, Lifetouch, Hendersonville Family Dental, Mills River Family Dental, Mills River Brewing Company, Novus Architects, Printville, Hendough Chicken & Donuts, Chick-fil-A, and Hot Dog World.

First place winners were Josh English, Randy McKinney, David Means, and Jon Smart.
Second place winners were Shawn Toelcke, Brentton Manning, Brett Taylor, and Brooks Wilson.
Third place winners were Mike Corbett, Jack McWhirter, Bill Lessig, and Joe Gaudino.
Fourth place winners were Beau Waddell, Kevin Westmoreland, Jon Killman, and Steven Shillinglaw.

Closest to the pin winners were: #2 – Paul Bagwell, #4 – Richard Betts, #9 – Richard Betts, #11 – Tom
Jones, and #17 – Norman Allison.

This year’s tournament was organized by Paula Edler, Tim Ertzberger, Curt Marker, Alan Skelton, Summer
Stipe, and Susan Thomas