The Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund, an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was created to help offset the costs of college education for a deserving college-bound student. Joe had dreamed of playing golf in college (at TCU); however, those dreams tragically ended with a car accident when leaving the golf course with his grandparents and a subsequent 29-day stay in the neuro-trauma ICU before his passing on July 26, 2015.
In Joe’s short life, he exemplified the “right way” to live one’s life whether it was through his Christian spirituality; the dedication he showed in sports and school; the respect he showed for his elders, fellow competitors, and the game itself; his leadership by example in the way he carried himself in day-to-day life and interactions with others; or just the enjoyment he brought to others regardless of the circumstances. The scholarship is another way that Joe will forever be remembered and to give back to someone from the community.
In the seven years since Joe’s passing and the creation of JDMGS, $100,000 has been awarded to local high school seniors. The Foundation’s only fundraising event is an annual golf tournament at Joe’s home course, Chestatee Golf Club, every year on the Saturday following Labor Day. In the last few years, the tournament has sold out with a waiting list. If interested in playing, please sign up today.
Please consider donating to the Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship online (via the PayPal link on this page) or by mail addressed to Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship, Inc. 78 Dawson Village Way N, Suite 140-23 Dawsonville, GA 30534