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Golf tourney to benefit local student scholarships on for July


Last updated 4/7/2021 at 9:15am

Courtesy of Fountain Valley Scholars

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 personnel often play in the tournament. From left, FFCHS Principal Dr. Patrick Krumholz, FFCHS Assistant Principal Ryan Leaming, Carson Middle School Assistant Principal Brett Derickson and FFCHS Assistant Principal Meagan Case are shown participating in a past tournament.

The annual Fountain Valley Scholars (FVS) Golf Tournament will take place this year, and is scheduled for Monday, July 19.

The tournament will be held at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course, starting at 8 a.m., and will include a raffle and a catered lunch. Teams can sign up to play in the four-person scramble (cost $400 per team), and corporate sponsors can also register a team to play (with special advertising opportunities during the tournament).

FVS is a local nonprofit dedicated to helping senior high school students in Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) and Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 (FFC8) get college scholarships. Traditionally, the annual golf tournament has been a great opportunity to sponsor golf teams and raise money for FVS scholarships. Samantha Briggs, who serves as president of FVS, noted it was a relief to hold the event after COVID-19 resulted in so many canceled events.

"It has been a difficult year for hosting events," she said, "so we are extremely grateful to be able to host our golf tournament this summer and bring community partners back together to support students."

While COVID-19 made funding efforts difficult, FVS was able to endure in spite of the challenges.

"We had to cancel our golf tournament last July due to the COVID-19 pandemic," Briggs said. "The golf tournament is our biggest fundraiser for college scholarships. Luckily, we were in a good financial position thanks to community donations to still be able to award scholarships to students in Widefield and Fountain-Fort Carson school districts this school year. We are happy to announce we will be giving out 23 scholarships this spring."

Courtesy of Fountain Valley Scholars

From left, WSD3 Superintendent Scott Campbell, Discovery High School Principal Shane Skalla, WSD3 Teacher/Coach Chris Morell and WSD3 Assistant Superintendent Connie Florell participated in a past Fountain Valley Scholars Golf Tournament.

Briggs highlighted the FVS Board of Trustees' efforts in keeping the nonprofit going.

 "We have a dedicated board that truly wants to help students on their journey to higher education," she said. "We've continued to meet virtually to brainstorm fundraising ideas and plan for future in-person events. We really couldn't be as successful as we have been without the help of the Fountain Valley community. Individuals, businesses and organizations have graciously given back to students."

At the moment, FVS is still seeking "gold sponsors" who can donate $1,000 to the tournament. Gold sponsors can have a team of four players take part in the tournament, and receive special recognition in a variety of ways, including an advertisement by the tee box and getting mentioned in media outlets leading up to the event.

To find out more, visit the program's website ( or contact Samantha Briggs by calling 719-391-3019 or by emailing [email protected]


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