Prince William Chamber “Frostbite Scramble” Raises Funds for Scholarship Program
Chamber President Says Area Businesses Are “Committed to Educational Success”
Nearly 100 golf enthusiasts braved the early spring chill to support education during the Prince William Chamber’s annual Frostbite Scramble. Evergreen Country Club hosted the nine-hole captain’s choice tournament. Each year, a portion of event proceeds are donated to the Chamber Scholarship Program, which provides three outstanding high school seniors with awards of $2,500 each. TML – A Xerox Company was the main event sponsor and Virginia Business was the media sponsor. Other sponsors included Apple Federal Credit Union, QMT Windchimes and GEICO.
Said Chamber President & CEO Rob Clapper of the popular event, “Golf events offer a different type of networking. You see people that you may not meet otherwise, and can interact in a relaxed atmosphere. It is very conducive to building business connections.”
Several contests added to the festive nature of the tournament. Winner of the “Closest to the Pin” contest was Greg Dunphy, Dominion Virginia Power. The winning team, with a score of 26, consisted of Jim DiModica, APT Impact, Inc.; Cal Brown, Savant Capital; John Latham, ReMax and Rick Zarlengo, Old Hickory Golf Club. More than 30 member businesses supported the event as sponsors.
“We are fortunate to have a community where the businesses are committed to the educational success of students,” said Clapper. “Many Chamber members showed their support by playing and sponsoring the Frostbite. We also have a very active Education Committee that works with the schools year round.”
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce will present its scholarships during the Education Summit on April 17 at Four Points by Sheraton. Scholarship recipients were selected based on a demonstrated commitment to learning, involvement in the community and solid career goals. TheSummitwill also feature presentations by Executive Director & CEO of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Dr. Mark R. Ginsberg and Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William Chairman Dalena Kanouse.
To register for the summit, visit the event section of pwchamber.org or call 703.368.6600. The Chamber’s Education Vision Partner is Minnieland. Pictures from the Frostbite Scramble can be seen on the Chamber’s Facebook page: facebook.com/pwchamber.