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Grand Junction Rotary gave the check to the CMU Foundation on 11-7-2018 at Two Rivers Convention Center. Pictured from left to right: Michael McCormick, Tim Foster, Juli Rasmussen, Liz Meyer and Rick Adleman.
12 New CU/CMU Engineering Scholarships Created
Grand Junction, CO - November 12, 2018 The Grand Junction Rotary and the Grand Valley Forever Buffs hosted a golf tournament on Saturday, September 7th at the Tiara Rado golf course to raise money for CU/CMU Engineering scholarships with the goal of economic development. The net profit was $24,799 with a match of $8,801 from the Unconventional Energy Center for a total amount of $33,600.
The 12 new scholarships will be awarded to engineering students in the CU/CMU partnership program for Fall semester 2019 and Spring Semester 2020. Eight underclassmen will receive scholarships of $2,200 per year. Four upperclassmen will receive scholarships of $4,000 per year. Students can continue to receive the scholarships if they maintain a 3.25 GPA. The Engineering faculty select the recipients.
There were two title sponsors: ANB Bank and Western Colorado Engineering Foundation (WCEF). There were 17 additional sponsors: River City Consultants, Columbine Caregivers, Coldwell Banker Commercial - Juli Rasmussen, Atlasta Solar, SGM, 1st Choice Real Estate, Fuoco Motor Co., Heritage Title Company, ProSpace, Grand Valley Power, Stranger, Tallman & Lautz Accounting, Shaw Construction, Grand Junction Rotary, Bray Commercial - Brian Bray, Dalby, Wendland & Co, Armstrong Consultants, MySalesButler.com and FCI Constructors, Inc. Sponsorships brought in a total of $16,000.
Three individual donors gave a total of $5,300. KREX 5 and FOX 4 were media sponsors that ran commercials and put an ad on their website for the event. 70 players participated in the tournament, which brought in $6,610. 75 people ate lunch at Clubhouse 25. Celeste Herron designed the flyer and Stacey Heath took pictures.
The event included a silent auction and raffle. There were eight raffle items and 13 silent auction items generously donated by XGolf, Fiesta Guadalajara, Hammond Golf, Mary’s Restaurant, ProSpace, CU, CMU, Warehouse 25, Redlands Mesa, Bookcliff Country Club, Adobe Creek, Green River, Rifle Creek, Hartmann Farmhouse, Fruita Canyon Dental, Walid Bou-Matar, GJ Symphony, Healing Horizons and Billy D Golf Pro Lessons. Silent auction items brought in a total of $1,600.
The top three teams received prizes with the first place team having their names engraved on a trophy that will be displayed in the Engineering school. The first place winners were Rick Ott, Carson Kerr, Mike McClure and Bobby McClure. There were four skills games winners: Closest to the Line - Kirk Rider, Closest to the Pin - Paul Petersen, Longest Drive - Anthony Steele, and Longest Putt - Bob Johnson.
“This event was a great example of multiple groups working together for the same cause. I had three golf committees through the Rotary, Grand Valley Buffs and WCEF. Each committee helped me organize the event, find sponsors and sign up players. We did it in six weeks. I was lucky to work with so many great people,” said Juli Rasmussen, the event organizer and member of the Rotary and CU Grand Valley Buffs, “Next year, we hope to add Computer Science scholarships to help recruit more software companies to town.”
If you would like more information or to be a sponsor in 2019, please contact Juli Rasmussen at 970-296-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.