Spartan Scramble golf tournament to raise matching funds for scholarships

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RBC | The Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation will hold its inaugural Spartan Scramble golf tournament on Sept. 14 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.  The tournament will raise funds for student scholarships.

“Each year the CNCC Foundation receives several matching opportunities for scholarship funds,” said Sue Samaniego, CNCC Foundation Director. “The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, a program of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, provides matching scholarship funds through a variety of programs including the Colorado Community College System, Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties, and workforce development. CNCC has been granted matches through each of these programs totaling over $40,000. This doubles the impact of every dollar raised in this tournament.”

Teams of four can register for $300 ($75 per player). Registration includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and lunch.  There will be a silent auction during the tournament as well and opportunities to play games for prizes. 

The winning team will receive a traveling trophy, which will be returned next year for the winners of next year’s tournament. “The trophy design will be a surprise to all,” added Samaniego. “Rodney Beason at The Embroidery Shoppe assures me it will be unique and likely quite large.” Additional prizes will be provided to the winning team as well as to those who win the “closest to the pin” and “longest putt” contests. 

Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. Those interested can find the sponsorship information and registration forms online at: or . Forms are also available at the golf course.  Registrations and sponsorships are due by Aug. 30, 2019.

For more information on the tournament or about the CNCC Foundation and matching fund opportunities, contact Sue Samaniego, Foundation director at 970.675.3216 or

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