2013 Golf Tournament
This tournament honors the late Ida Ballard Simon (IBS), former graduate and VP of Advancement for Lincoln University, a historically black college in Jefferson City, MO. Proceeds from this tournament will be utilized to 1) increase the Ida Ballard Simon Endowed Scholarship Fund with Lincoln University Foundation, and 2) to award Book Scholarships to 2013 Memphis Area graduating seniors that have been accepted to attend college, university or trade school.
As a tribute to Ida’s restless efforts as a professional fundraiser for United Negro College Fund, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and Lincoln University Foundation, event organizers, several sponsors and golfers celebrated the 6th Annual Ida Ballard Simon Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at North Creek Golf Course in Southaven, Mississippi.
Prior to April 27, 2013:
• Outsourced the development of new / revised website – www.ballardfamilysite.org.
• Selected new Vendor to print 2013 Flyers, Souvenir Books, T-Shirts, Signs, etc.
• Campaigned for “2013” Golfers and IBS Book Scholarship applicants.
April 27, 2013:
Golf Tournament rescheduled from April 27, 2013 to May 18, 2013 due to weather / level of rain that the golf course absorbed late April 26th and early morning on April 27th.
May 18, 2013
From 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM, golfers completed registration at the Pool House, enjoyed Continental Breakfast, viewed raffle and silent auction items and purchased mulligan’s and raffle tickets.
After prayer, 20 Teams ;tee’ d off at 8:10 AM for a great day of golf.
Team Counts from previous tournaments: 15 teams (2012), 14 teams (2011), 7 teams (2010/Rain Year), 11 teams (2009) and 8 teams (2008).
As the weather warmed slowly to a mild and sunny day in the low 80’s , event organizers, volunteers, well- wishers and donors listened to music, socialized and enjoyed card competition , all while making sure that 2013 Golfers received a steady replenishment of snacks (hot dog, chips) and beverages (water, soda, beer ) as they approached the 9th Hole.
As teams returned from the course (between 12:30pm – 1:15pm), golfers individually viewed and selected items from the 2013 Gift Table and were served Country fried fish, French fries, cole slaw and more beverages for lunch.
Once all of the teams returned from the course, organizers began the Awards Ceremony and announced 2013 Event Champions; Contestants were divided into 5 flights (4 teams per flight).
Congratulated and announced that “2012 – IBS Full Scholarship Recipient, Ashantee Pollard made “LU’s Deans List”!
2013 Financial Notes:
90% of pledged donations have been received; 100% of all checks (received to date) have cleared the bank!
After expenses, the 2013 Golf Tournament raised $8,484.00
$6,000 will be credited to the IBS Scholarship Fund at Lincoln University – Jefferson City, Mo.
$1,000 will be expensed toward 2013 Book Scholarship (to the only two graduates that applied):
$500 to Caylon Pettis (graduate of Whitehaven High School will attend “Rhodes College” in Memphis, TN)
$500 to Nicholas Thomas (graduate of Overton High School will attend “The Art Institute” in Nashville, TN)
$1,484 will be utilized as venture capital for the 2014 IBS Memorial Golf Tournament