South Kentucky RECC 17th Annual Golf Scramble Earns
$18,000 to Benefit Rogers Scholars
South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation recently held a golf
scramble to benefit the Rogers Scholars Program.
The event raised $18,000 for the Rogers Scholars Program, which started in
1998, and provides high school students from 45 counties in southern and
eastern Kentucky with an intensive one-week summer session to help spark their
entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, and commitment to rural Kentucky, and in
several cases leads to full scholarships to Kentucky colleges. Approximately 17
institutions across the region have made scholarship opportunities of $7.2
million available for graduates of the Rogers Scholars program.
South Kentucky RECC President/CEO Allen Anderson said it is always a positive
thing when something is done to help the young people of the area.
We are so pleased to coordinate this effort to financially support the
Rogers Scholars Program, which allows an opportunity for many students from
this area to attend the program. The Rogers Scholars Program was chosen as the
beneficiary of the annual golf scramble, because it is such a good fit with
what we try to do at South Kentucky RECC. Our mission includes a strong
commitment to our communities, and the Rogers Scholars Program is attempting to
give back to the community through the students that participate.
Anderson added that the Rogers Scholars Program has become one of the greatest
opportunities for students in our area to receive full or partial scholarships
Anderson said South Kentucky RECC appreciates partnering with the following
sponsors for this years scramble: Altec; Anthem; BB&T Insurance
Services; Citizens National Bank; Cumberland Lake Shell; Cumberland Security
Bank; Cumberland Tree Experts; Cumberland Valley Electric; Davis H. Elliot
Construction; Don Franklin Chevrolet; D. W. Wilburn, Inc. ; East Kentucky Power
Cooperative; First National Bank of Russell Springs; Goss-Samford, LLC; Lake
Cumberland Regional Hospital; Team Modern; MSE KY, LLC; Phillips Tree Experts,
Inc.; Redsun Homes Inc.; Silent Guard Security; Southern Petroleum; Terex;
United Cumberland Bank; and W.A. Kendall and Company, Inc.
Anderson said this event and this level of support for the Rogers Scholars
Program would not be possible without the assistance of these partners listed,
and South Kentucky RECC appreciates all their help.
For more information on the various youth programs through the Center for Rural
Development, contact Delaney Stephens, Youth Programs Coordinator and Community
Liaison, at 606-677-6000.
South Kentucky RECC CEO Allen Anderson, center, presents a check for $18,000 to
Lonnie Lawson, left, CEO for The Center for Rural Development and Delaney
Stephens, Youth Programs Coordinator and Community Liaison for the Center,
along with representatives of the golf scrambles sponsoring partners.