Golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to participate in Hesston College’s sixth annual National Golf Benefit for Student Scholarships. Golfers can enjoy a break from the winter cold and golf in the four-person scramble at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at The 500 Club in Glendale, Ariz. Non-golfers are invited to join the fun by purchasing raffle tickets for exciting prizes valued at more than $20,000.
Proceeds from the benefit go to the Hesston College Student Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid in the form of institutional scholarships and grants. Each year, Hesston College awards more than $2.5 million in student tuition assistance.
Steve Yoder, a Phoenix businessman and benefit organizer, has collected an impressive selection of raffle items. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 a piece. Tickets for non-golfers must be purchased by March 27. You do not have to be present to win. Raffle prizes include:
• Two-day training at Bob Bondurant School of Driving (Chandler Ariz.). Training is based on the High Performance Driving Platform and gets you behind the wheel of the 460hp Corvette Z51 C7 Stingray for timed autocross, lead and follow, accident avoidance scenarios, skid car time and other maneuvers.
• Set of new golf clubs and bag
• Arizona Coyotes (professional ice hockey) 12-seat suite for April 4 game vs. San Jose Sharks
• Construction package consisting of a bag of cordless Dewalt power tools, including an Impact drill, Sawzall and flashlight
• Sonoran Desert Hot Air Balloon ride and full catered breakfast for two
• Coffee basket
• Date night package, including two tickets to the Aug. 29, performance of the musical “Wicked” at Arizona State University’s (Tempe) Gammage Auditorium and a $100 gift card to P.F. Chang’s for dinner before the show
• Picture/fine art package to have a favorite picture enlarged and printed on canvas or photo paper and mounted in a custom frame
• Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Training Experience (Florida), including a four-night stay and airfare for two
• Sports Pro Package including a baseball signed by Hank Aaron, Pittsburg Steeler’s football helmet signed by Terry Bradshaw, Arizona Coyotes jersey signed by the team and a Phoenix Suns signed Eric Bledsoe jersey
Registration to golf is $125 for single entries or $450 for a four-person team. The entry fee includes a golf cart with GPS, access to the driving range, a sleeve of golf balls, two drink tickets, the barbecue meal and door prizes.
Hole sponsorships are available for $250 and green sponsorships are available for $400.