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APRIL 26 – 27 – 28, 2024

Join our Memorial Golf Tournament

TENTATIVE WEEKEND AGENDA

Friday – April 26, 2024 (Optional for Golfers and Guest)

Plan to arrive in Sardis early enough to:

Golf, Fish and SEE Sardis Shop, Eat, Enjoy prior to Hotel Check-in

3:00 pm:

Check-in HOTEL

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Happy Hour at Holiday Inn Bar
   * IBS will provide light appetizers

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet Weekenders for Dinner at the famous “Como Steak House”
   * Check out menu and pricing here

Saturday – April 27, 2024

Please join us for the 14th Ida Ballard Simon (IBS) Memorial Golf Tournament! Golfers will enjoy a Continental Breakfast, Golf Cart, Competitive Golf, 9-Hole Snack, Tournament Awards Luncheon, Gifts, Raffles, Prizes, and More

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:

4 Player Scramble

TOURNAMENT CONTESTS:

Hole In One
Straight Drive

TOURNAMENT DATE & TIME(S):

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Registration:8:00 a.m.
Shotgun:9:30 a.m.
Rain Date:To Be Announced

TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE:

Individual:$ 125.00
Team:$ 500.00

FLIGHT COMPETITION:

3 Flights: 3 places per Flight (Trophy)

LOCATION:

Mallard Pointe Golf Course
3037 State Park Rd
Sardis, Mississippi   38666
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MAILING INFORMATION:

Ida Ballard Simon (IBS)
Memorial Golf Tournament
PO Box 770113
Memphis, TN   38177
info@ballardfamilysite.org

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF “EARLY BIRD” GOLF ENTRY FEE DISCOUNTSIndividual
Entry Fee
Team
Entry Tree
* 20% Off Entry Fees paid by March 16, 2024$100.00$400.00
* 10% Off Entry Fees paid by April 1, 2024$112.50$450.00
2024 IBS Golf Tournament Entry Fee paid after April 1, 2024$125.00$500.00

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Join our KIDS FISHING Derby

Saturday – April 27, 2024

DERBY ENTRY FEE: $ 25.00

LOCATION: Sardis, Mississippi

TOURNAMENT DATE & TIME(S):
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Registration at Mallard Point Golf Course: 10:15 a.m.
Travel to Sardis Lake / Start 2-Hour Fishing Derby: 11:00 a.m.

FORMAT:
* Age Groups: 4–6 years old, 7–9 years old, 10-12 years old
   – Maximum Participation: 20 Children

* Each child participant:
   – must be accompanied by an adult
   – will receive a Participant Certificate, T-Shirt and Snack Bag
   – will Weigh in One Fish (largest fish) for competition

* 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place Awards will be issued for each Age Group

DERBY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
* Pre-registration Application AND Signed Waiver required for each participant
   – Registration and Waiver Form(s) are available here

* Participants MUST bring their own fishing equipment
   – only one pole and a cooler or stringer for their fish
   – Bait will be provided

MAILING INFORMATION:

Ida Ballard Simon (IBS)
Memorial Golf Tournament
PO Box 770113
Memphis, TN   38177
Forward additional inquiries to: info@ballardfamilysite.org

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To fish in Mississippi, you need a fishing license:

  1. Ages sixteen (16) through sixty-four (64) are required to purchase a fishing license
    • under the age of 16 are exempt
  2. Get a Mississippi Fishing License
  3. Sardis Lake Fishing Guide (Where To Fish)
  4. What type of Fish are in Sardis Lake?

Our Mission

Why our fund matters

This site has been established to promote the Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarship Fund for graduating seniors that attended Memphis – Shelby County Schools (SCS).

Siblings and Friends of Ida Ballard Simon request your support with our mission to maintain Ida’s love for and influence in academia and her love to reach students needing scholarships and financial assistance to attend college. With your support, our collaborative efforts will continue to assist graduating senior(s) from Memphis – Shelby County Schools (SCS) public high schools to Ida’s under-graduate college alma mater –Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Over the past 14 years, with your help, the Ida Ballard Simon Scholarship Fund awarded 19 scholarships that assisted students in meeting their initial educational / career goals: 3 Full Ride Scholarships, 1 Palladium Scholarship, 4 Platinum Scholarships, and 11 Book /Travel Scholarships.

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SAVE THE DATE:
After a two-year hiatus (due to Covid-19 Pandemic), the 12th Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday – May 20th, 2022 8:00 am

Mirimichi Golf Course
6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd
Millington, TN 38053

Sardis, MS, US
4:05 pm, July 12, 2024
93°F
broken clouds
Wind: 9 mph
Pressure: 1017 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:56 am
Sunset: 8:13 pm

About the Fund

How your support helps

With your support funds raised by this event will be used to assist eligible graduating seniors of Memphis Shelby County Schools (MSCS) to pursue a higher education by:

1Awarding Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Scholarships to Memphis Shelby County Schools (MSCS) graduating seniors interested in attending Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO (Ida’s Undergraduate Alma Mater)
2Awarding multiple 1st year Book / Travel and Platinum Scholarships to students who are enrolled or accepted into planned career programs – e.g., other Historical Black College or University (HBCU), any junior college or trade school
3Awarding Perseverance Scholarships to students currently enrolled into planned career programs.

Celebrating Scholarship Awardees

2023 Scholarship

Israel Tate
Palladium Scholarship

2022 Scholarship

Kierstyn Pryor
Platinum Scholarship

2021 Scholarship

Mikala Hess
Platinum Perseverance Award

2019 Scholarship

Rachel Summerall (MBCC)
Platinum Scholarship

2018 Scholarship

Greg Odom, Jr
Platinum Plus Scholarship

2017 Scholarship

Tynia O’Neal
Book Scholarship

2016 Scholarships

Brandon Price
Book Scholarship

Mildred Goings
Book Scholarship

2015 Scholarships

Kashuna Wright
Book Scholarship

Alexia Leavy
Book Scholarship

 

2014 Scholarship

Addison Tucker
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

2013 Scholarships

Nicholas Thomas
Book Scholarship

Caylon Pettis
Book Scholarship

2012 Scholarships

Ashante Pollard
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

Raquel Barrett
Travel Scholarship

Maggie Jones
Travel Scholarship

2011 Scholarship

Brittney Clark
4-Yr Scholarship to Lincoln University

2010 Scholarship

Glenise Davis
Book Scholarship

2009 Scholarship

Jasmine Green
Book Scholarship

Apply for the 2024 Scholarships

Two to six book scholarships will be awarded to eligible Class of 2024 Graduates from Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee Public High Schools.

Completed scholarship applications must be received by Friday - April 15, 2024. Interviews will be held April 18th – 24th, 2024.

 

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