Golfing for the King tournament benefits local students

Local golfers will soon help provide scholarships for Coral Springs high school students.

The 13th Annual Golfing for the King tournament will take place on October 25th from 7 am to Noon at Deer Creek Country Club, 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Boulevard Deerfield Beach.

Event will benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship. Registration is at 7 am, and Shotgun starts at 8 am. There will be a continental breakfast, four person scramble, buffet awards luncheon, raffle tickets, beverages on the course, on course challenges and contests, driving range, tournament awards, and signature gift pack.

In addition to offering an 18-hole tournament, the event will offer breakfast and lunch, along with trophies to the winners, silent auctions, exciting contests on the course and free stretching exercises and massages to all players. Other attractions include: Brown Forman Liquor, Stretch Zone and much more.

Our goal is to raise money for the MLK Scholarship Fund. All proceeds from the golf tournament go directly into scholarships offered to financially needy, high school seniors wishing to attend college or other institution of higher learning,” said Joyce Campos, Community Relations Manager for the City of Coral Springs.

This is the 13th year of the tournament. To date, the Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship has helped more than 300 students attend college and achieve dreams that they did not think possible. The scholarship goes one step further by providing mentoring long after.

“More than just the financial aspect, the mentoring, coaching and support these students have received from the MLK Committee members have been invaluable. The scholarship recipients are asked to keep in touch with the Committee as we like to track their progress, encourage them if needed and celebrate their achievements,” said Campos, adding, “Nothing is more rewarding than to see our former scholarship recipients evolve into professions like medicine, education, pharmacy, social services, and more.”

The local community who supports the golf tournament also benefits from helping high school students.

“The best compliment is to have our golfers return year after year to play in our tournament and support our cause,” said Campos.

For player information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Joyce Campos at 954-344-1005 or [email protected]