With the conclusion of the most successful Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship (JDMGS) tournament yet, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and share the success with you. The 4th annual fundraising golf tournament was held on Saturday September 8th, 2018 and generated $21,635 in net profits; a record for the event. We had 122 golfers in the field and over 60 volunteers at the tournament. Those numbers combined with the hole sponsorships and donations made for a spectacular day of golf, entertainment, and comradery. Joe was certainly smiling down on all of us!
In the last 3 years, the JDMGS, a 501(c) 3 charity, has provided $32,500 in scholarships to local college bound students that emulate Joe’s faith-based character! This incredible impact would not have been possible without your generosity and support in helping keep the memory of Joe alive through these scholarships. We would like to thank you again for your participation and support of the scholarship and value your continued support of the JDMGS mission.
Please mark your calendars with the date of next year’s tournament, Saturday, September 7, 2019 (the Saturday after Labor Day). Next year’s event will include the same great features including longest drive contest, chance at a Big Green Egg, breakfast, lunch and a Cadillac car lease for a hole-in-one on hole 17! Visit our webpage (joedumphygolf.org) and the Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship Facebook page for additional information, updates and tournament and scholarship recipient pictures.
This year, because of your support, the JDMGS was privileged to award $17,500 in student scholarships to students who exemplified Joe’s positive attitude, ‘do good always’ character, work ethic (on and off the golf course), and Christian foundation. This was an especially special year as it would have been Joe’s senior year at North Forsyth High School. The 2018 JDMGS winners include: Jacob Hobbs, from West Forsyth High School, who will be attending the University of North Georgia; Thacher Neal, from Camden County High School, who will be attending & playing golf at Alabama State University; Kate Owens, from Lambert High School, who will be attending & playing golf at James Madison University; Griffin Orzech, from North Forsyth High School, who will be attending Kennesaw State University; Jackson Boone, also from North Forsyth High School, who will be attending the University of North Georgia; Cooper Roland, from Habersham High School, who will be attending & playing golf at Truett-McConnell University. In addition to the above scholarships, this year, we had a special donation with a specific request from the donor for an additional scholarship for Joe’s senior year. This one-time only scholarship was based strictly on character (no golf requirement) and awarded to two students whose amazing characters’ most stood out to the board as emulating the sweet Joe we all love: Noah Gurr (Forsyth Central High School) and Brayden Smith (North Forsyth High School). Both students will be attending The University of Georgia in the fall. We are excited to have awarded each of these amazing students with a well-deserved gift to help further their education. Thanks to your support, we look forward to seeing where their efforts take them in the future!
Congratulations to our 2017 Dawson & Forsyth scholarship winners: Alison Crenshaw ($5,000), Daniel Mathis ($2,000), Tatum Pruitt ($750), & John Litchenwalner ($500)! We couldn’t have asked for a more deserving group of young men & women, each representing different aspects of Joe’s character. Prayers for their collegiate futures as they take the next step.
This year is the second annual Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship and in our two years, we have awarded over $15,000 in scholarships. Thank YOU for providing us with the opportunity to recognize outstanding students.
Congratulations to the 2016 tournament winners, Wesley, Toby, Drew and Matt!
A heartfelt thank you to the hole sponsors, breakfast sponsor, anonymous donors, donations, players, volunteers, JDMGS board members and the Chestatee Golf Club for a successful JDMGS 2nd annual golf tournament. As with all JDMGS donations and fundraising, 100% of the proceeds go directly to local high school senior scholarship winners who emulate Joe’s spirit-filled heart and work ethic. It was a fun filled day on and off the course.
Congratulations Drew Ridings ($5,000), Adam Gracyalny, & Spencer Ball on their presentation of the Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship. We started off our first year wonderfully by awarding incredible and hardworking students with the title of Joe’s character. Thank you all for your support & contribution to America’s youth & our son!