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 to colleges.

Anderson said South Kentucky RECC appreciates partnering with the following sponsors for this year’s 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.

Golf Scramble
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 scramble’s sponsoring partners.