Nine people will receive $1,000 scholarships courtesy of the Henry ‘Hank’ White Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, which tees off tomorrow at 9 a.m.
Tournament organizer Derrick Taylor said there will be an opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. with keynote speaker Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Kevin W. Milton.
"This year’s recipients are garrison 1st Sergeant Terrence Clay, Patricia Brown, Amber McCray, Natalie Taylor, Patrick Farace, Jerrica Russaw, Olivia Deigh, Kristopher Crawford and Crystal Campanella," Taylor said.
Players will have two opportunities to win a car by hitting a hole-in-one. Making it in at hole number three will earn you a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup or if you’re lucky at hole 13 you win a 2010 Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab.
The tournament is named after Henry ‘Hank’ White, who served as the chairman of the deacons’ board at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and was the state chaplain for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Josephine White, his widow, said the year he died he played in a golf tournament with his sons, Henry and Derrick, and they won.
She said after his death a golf tournament to aid children with scholarships seemed the logical way to honor his memory.