Mini-Golf tourney raises $15,000 for scholarships

by Judi L. Archer | Sep 20, 2013 <p> </p>

LEWISVILLE - The 11th annual North Central Texas College Denton County Foundation Miniature Golf Tournament brought together business leaders, school administrators and students to raise money for scholarships for Denton County students.

In its 11-year history, the tournament has raised more than $130,000 for scholarships thanks to the support of sponsors and participants. More than 260 scholarships have been awarded so far from this tournament to assist students in obtaining their education.

This year's tournament, which was held at Zone Action Park in Lewisville, raised more than $15,000 for the scholarship fund.

NCTC has been serving Denton County at the Corinth campus since 2000. When that campus opened in 2000, there were 2,688 students. Today, more than 6,000 students are enrolled in classes.

Southern Denton County is served by the Flower Mound campus, which has enrollment of more than 1,800 students this fall. System-wide, the college reached a record this fall as enrollment swelled to 10,320 students.

"It was great to see the big turnout and everyone having fun and supporting NCTC Denton County," said Jessica DeRoche, Director of the NCTC Flower Mound campus.

The fundraiser not only featured miniature golf, but there was also a silent auction, a barbecue dinner and a performance by the NCTC Jazz Band.

A record 167 players participated in this year's tournament including many scholarship recipients.

Sponsors of the tournament included Edward Jones; TD Industries; PBK, Inc.; North Star Bank of Texas; Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Denton; Microsoft; Dan Fain; True Signs and Installations, Inc.; Denton Record-Chronicle; The Cross Timbers Gazette; Allen Publishing; Anchor Bay Boats & RV Storage, LTD; Lake Cities Lions Club; Merki & Associates; and Zone Action Park.

Hole sponsors included State Representative Myra Crownover, NCTC Surgical Technology, Helm Publishing, Denton County Republican Party, Dustin's Office Machines, Clinton & Margaret Brennan, Debbie & Alan Sharp, Dr. Brent Wallace, Worden Family, Paige Nelson, Clifton Hawk, DDS, Dragon Financial Group and Oakmont Country Club.