Desoto County Sports

$25,000 Raised for 2+2 Golf Tournament

Photo: Presenting sponsors Northcentral Electric Cooperative, represented by their CEO and President, Kevin Doddridge, and Cadence Bank, represented by their Market President, Ritchie Hampton, at the 2+2 Northwest Mississippi Community College and Ole Miss DeSoto fundraiser golf tournament on Sept. 29. (Photo by Sarah Smith)

Art Lacy’s team won first place the Northwest Mississippi Community College DeSoto Center and Ole Miss DeSoto 2+2 Fundraiser Golf Tournament at Cherokee Valley Golf Course in Olive Branch on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the 19th annual golf tournament which raised approximately $25,000.

This tournament raises money for a scholarship for students attending the DeSoto Center’s 2+2 Program. The 2+2 program allows students to obtain their associate degree at Northwest and their bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi, all at the DeSoto Center.

The beautiful sunny day was met with eager participants, and a lunch sponsored by: Ace Construction, Fundamentals 1st Learning Academy, and Lion and Lioness Learning Academy. Golfing started at 1 p.m. and went until the late afternoon.

Runners up to Lacy’s team were Specialty Orthopedic Group’s team in second place, and Guaranty Bank’s team in third. In special events, Bowdre Emerson won in the Putting Contest. Allen Cardosi won for Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin went to Jimmy Brooks.

The Presenting Sponsors of this tournament were Cadence Bank and Northcentral Electric Cooperative. Additional supporters of the tournament were Gold Sponsors: Mini Systems, J Hotel Group – Holiday Inn Express Senatobia, and Renasant Bank; Silver Sponsors: Entergy, Brown Insurance Agency and SecurTrust; Bronze Sponsors: Hollingsworth Paving, Inc., BankPlus, Guaranty Bank, National HVAC Service, Specialty Orthopedic Group, and Bolton and Associates Wealth Management Group.

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Bob Bakken

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