More than 100 golfers from various companies and community organizations from the Chicagoland area participated in the annual 2017 Raising Dollars for Scholars Golf Outing event hosted by the St. Augustine College Board of Trustees on September 19th at the beautiful Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont.
Participants competed in friendly golf games in an atmosphere of camaraderie, all for the benefit of students attending St. Augustine College. The college’s Board of Trustees thanked the attendees for their support and stressed the importance of this event – to raise scholarships funds for students in financial hardship.
“That’s one of the best aspects of the Raising Dollars for Scholars Golf Outing,” said Santos Torres, Vice President of the SAC’s Board of Trustees and President of MEPIS Inc. “It is vital to raise funds to help a community that wants to succeed through education. We are aware that not all students have the same resources, and that is why this fundraising event is very important,” he said. “The government’s student aid program is not only tight but limited, and so my vision is for this event to be larger and to involve more golf lovers, especially other businesses,” he added.
Vincent Rangel, a member of SAC’s Board of Trustees and Senior Vice President of Community Relations at Miramar International Group Inc., who played with his wife Mary Jo, said that “we at SAC are always looking for ways to provide support for students, because we know the importance of a more advanced education. Events like Raising Dollars for Scholars Golf Outing are a fun way to raise important funds for our students. We are incredibly grateful for the support of the companies that generously participated through sponsorships and donations. Students do not seek hand-outs,